Thursday 26 November, 2020

Four remanded for the Lead Vale murder include the victim's brother

From left to right: 1. SHAWN ORLANDO CROOKENDALE, 2. JASON RICARDO LAYNE, 3. O'SHEA KAI GREENIDGE, 4. ADE OMOTUNDE BLACKMAN

From left to right: 1. SHAWN ORLANDO CROOKENDALE, 2. JASON RICARDO LAYNE, 3. O'SHEA KAI GREENIDGE, 4. ADE OMOTUNDE BLACKMAN

The four men accused of the murder of 36-year-old Anthony Omar Layne of Lead Vale, Christ Church have been remanded.

Layne was shot to death while inside a vehicle in Lead Vale Christ Church on June 4. 

 

The accused are Ade Omotounde Blackman, 23, of Riverland St Philip, Shawn Orlando Crookendale, 39, of Skeete's Road, St Michael, O'Shea Kai Greenidge, 36, of Ruby, St Philip and Jason Richard Layne, 36, of Lead Vale, Christ Church. They appeared before Magistrate Alison Burke at the District F Magistrate's Court this morning. They were transported from the District B Police Station in Oistins, Christ Church.

The four accused were not required to plead to the murder. The 36-year-old Jason Layne is the brother of the now-deceased victim Anthony Layne.

Additionally, in relation to the same incident, 23-year-old Blackman, the youngest of the group was charged with five firearm charges.

He has been charged with the following offences that occurred on June 4, 2020:

  1. Possession of a firearm without a valid licence to do so
  2. Possession of one round of ammunition without a permit to do so.
  3. Having in his possession a firearm with intent to prevent the lawful arrest of himself.
  4. Having in his possession a firearm without a valid licence to do so.
  5. Possession of 12 rounds of ammunition without a permit to do so.

They were remanded to Her Majesty's Prison (HMP) Dodds until July 14 when they are set to return to court.

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