Kingston, Jamaica: A 22-year-old has been charged for murdering a 10-year-old girl in Jamaica. He was pronounced guilty and charged on the count of murder following an interview in the presence of his attorney on Monday.
Powell has also been charged with the count of the intent of killing and possession of illegal firearms and ammunition. The date of the court hearing has yet not been revealed.
The accused has been identified as Tommy Powell, whereas the victim is Jezariah Tyrell. Powell is a labourer who resides in James Street, Kingston.
The dead body of Tyrell was discovered from her residence in Fleet Street in Kingston on Thursday, December 30, 2021.
What happened to a 10-year-old girl?
According to the reports of the police authorities of the Central Kingston Police, the incident took place at around 2:50 am on December 30, 2021. Tyrell was sleeping in her room when one of her family members smelled gasoline while hearing weird sounds from the roof.
The relative then went upstairs to inspect when was pounced by intruders. The invaders were trying to get into the home and started firing on the individuals present at that time in the resident.
Later on, it was found that the 10-year-old was shot in the firing. Tyrell was then immediately taken to the hospital facility by the family members.
The intention of the intruder is yet not known.
The crime rate of Jamaica:
Kidnappings, homicide, murders, and drug trafficking is seeing a constant rise in the island, soaring its crime rate, for tackling which the Jamaican government even imposed a state of emergency in hotspots regions of criminal activities.
During the challenging times of the COVID-19, Jamaica witnessed a massive hike in crime, following which in some parts of the country, the police authorities even imposed a curfew. This elevated crime rate is a threat to the tourism sector and economy of the Caribbean island.