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Cops charge St Andrew man with murder in Peter King case

March 18, 2007

Police investigating the March 20, 2006 killing of trade ambassador Peter King on Friday formally charged 23-year-old Sheldon Pusey, alias 'Brown man' of a St Andrew address with King's murder.

The police had expressed an interest in Pusey since last year when it was discovered that he was one of six men present at a small party King held at his house the night he was killed.
According to the police, Pusey was the only person known to be at the gathering who had not come forward to the police to give information.

He was apprehended in Oracabessa, St Mary on February 24 during a police operation involving personnel from Oracabessa, St Andrew Central, Operation Kingfish and the Major Investigation Taskforce.
Communication officer for Operation Kingfish, Inspector Steve Brown, told the Sunday Observer yesterday that "investigations had reached the point where there was enough evidence for Pusey to be charged with murder".

"Against that background, he was formally charged," Brown said.
Deputy Superintendent in charge of Criminal Investigations for the St Andrew Central Division, Detective McArthur Sutherland, told the Sunday Observer that Pusey was taken into custody in St Mary on other matters initially before it was found out that he was wanted in Kingston.

"I don't have the details, but he was taken into custody in St Mary in relation to something else and the officers discovered who they had and we intervened," Sutherland said.
The detective said the police are certain that Pusey is their main man.

"He is the person; I can't get into the details in terms of the evidence, but we have had enough to press charges," the detective told the Sunday Observer. "I would suggest that the investigations are closed; there is some closure to it now because we caught the person we were interested in. We are not searching for any other suspects."...

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Author: Observer Reporter
Source: Jamaica Observer


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