Person of interest in Clarendon mass killing in custody | Loop Jamaica

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The Cocoa Piece, Clarendon home at which five people, including four children, were found with their throats slashed on Tuesday morning.

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The man identified as a person of interest in Tuesday’s killing of a family of five in Cocoa Piece, Clarendon, is now in police custody.

Loop News has learnt that Rushane Barnett, the 23-year-old cousin of Kemisha Wright, the woman who was found dead at her Cocoa Piece home along with her four children, ages 15, 10, 5 and 23 months old, was held in a police operation in Wilson Run district, Warsop, Trelawny on Tuesday night.

Deputy Commissioner of Police Fitz Bailey confirmed his apprehension a short while ago.

Earlier Tuesday, the police identified Barnett, otherwise called ‘Jett’ or ‘Nick’, as a person of interest . He was said to frequent Cocoa Piece in Clarendon, Wilson Run in Trelawny, and Papine in St Andrew.

Wright, 34, and her four children — three girls and a toddler boy — Kimana Smith, 15; Shemari Smith, 10; Kafana Smith, 5; and little Kishaun Henry, a 23-month-old boy, were found dead at their home on Tuesday.

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