April 18th, 2011
What is going on with these members & ex-members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF)? It seems to me that several of them are having personal dilemmas, which have become too much for them to handle. It is so sad, that they felt that the only way to solve their problems was to take the lives of others.
It was only a little over a week ago that Detective Corporal Wayne Llewellyn (who was attached to the Accident Reconstruction Unit in Area 3 -Manchester, St Elizabeth and Clarendon) shot and injured his wife, Joanne. Shot and killed his mother-in-law Rachel Brown, 79; father-in-law Voldy Brown, 73; brother-in- law, Fitzroy Townsend and his 16-year-old stepdaughter, Jorgihan Flynn. After he committed this horrendous crime, he then turned the gun on himself.
Media reports indicate that Llewellyn was having some marital problems which evidently pushed him off the deep end. Several Jamaicans found it very hard to believe that the same weapon that should have been used to protect and serve was instead used to commit these murders.
Nevertheless, less than two weeks later, a similar incident has taken place. On April 18, 2011, a woman corporal, her son and the father of her child were all murdered by 58-year-old ex-police sergeant, Osbourne Whitton, who then committed suicide.
The victims are: 43-year-old woman corporal Bevon Hutchinson-Anderson, 45-year-old Rohan Shaw and their 12-year-old Keinon Shaw. Reports indicate that Corporal Hutchinson-Anderson previously had a relationship with Whitton.
Personally, I believe that while you may have intimate issues with persons you have been with, or are currently involved with, nobody has the right to take another person’s life. There is no excuse in my mind for intentionally murdering someone to fulfill whatever personal desire you have. For those who wish to justify the act, I do not agree with you at all. They both killed innocent children and that is just not alright in my book at all.
What is your opinion? What measures do you think could be put in place to stem incidents of this nature? It’s time again to have your say…