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Hit from Remand Yard
A hit from Remand Yard, Golden Grove Prison, and a drug deal gone sour are two theories police are working on in Monday’s killing of Anthon “Jim” Jones, sources said. Jones, 25, of St James Street, Marabella, was shot at close range around 11 am in front of Bright Ideas at Pamela’s Mall, Marabella.
On impact the bullets blew his face and head apart. Mother of four, Sandra Henry, 48, who was heading towards the store also was fatally struck by the bullets. Both of them died on the spot.
Eyewitnesses said four men were involved in the shooting. Police said the getaway van—a white SUV—used by the gunmen was found abandoned in Reform Village, Williamsville, around 8.30 pm on Monday. The hit on Jones’ life might have come from inmates in the Remand Yard where he had spent three months awaiting bail on arms and ammunition charges, sources said. Police received information he was involved in a stabbing incident with other inmates, sources said. It was only last week that a judge granted him $175,000 bail. He had reappeared in the San Fernando Magistrates’ Court moments before close to 24 bullets were pumped into his body.
Police believe the gunmen had followed him from the courthouse. Another theory was that his killing was as a result of a drug deal gone sour, sources said. The information reaching police was that Jones had taken a large quantity of cocaine from a drug dealer in Port-of- Spain. Investigators suspect that last week Thursday’s double murders of Sheldon Dandrade, 32, and Ezekiel Joseph, 30, at St James Street, Marabella, also were carried out by Jones’ executioners. Police believe Jones was the target of that shooting and like Henry the two men were just in the wrong place at the wrong time.
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