2013 like many others was a bloody year in Jamaica. Brutal double murders, child and female killings have almost become a part of everyday news.
According to a report by the Jamaica Observer:
Some 1,200 persons were slain in 2013, compared to 1,097 in 2012.
Some 94 murders were committed islandwide in December, compared to 85 in 2012.
On Sunday, 20-year-old Dyran Dyer of Mahogany Road in Kingston 11 was shot dead by an armed man while in the company of a woman in the Bay Farm Villa community.
Gang feuds in the communities of Denham Town and an area know as ‘Spanglers’ in downtown Kingston also contributed to the spike in murders last year.
The police said they managed to quell the Denham Town gang violence with the help of Jamaica Defence Force soldiers, but the situation still remained tense in that section of the capital city.
There were also several crimes of passion and domestic-related murders last year.
On Sunday, police arrested the spouse of 20-year-old Melessia Evans and father of her four-month-old son Jeliana Green, in connection with their brutal murders. Their bodies were found in Sign district St James, Saturday morning.
Evans’ throat was reportedly cut and her head partially severed, while the infant’s body was found floating in a sewage treatment tank.
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