Concern about family contract killings in Jamaica as cops held in murder probe

jamaica policeKINGSTON, Jamaica, Friday October 30, 2015 – Three officers have been arrested in connection with what police believe was the contract killing of a 61 year-old businesswoman.

No charges have been laid, but the trio is suspected of being involved in last Friday’s shooting death of Norma Coleman.

And Assistant Commissioner of Police Ealan Powell, who heads the Criminal Investigation Branch, has indicated “a worrying increase in murders suspected to be contract killings involving family members who are hiring others to kill relatives.”

Coleman’s husband, Vincent Coleman, surrendered to police for questioning in connection with her murder.

The three officers were arrested after a top-level probe headed by senior investigators.

The woman was shot and killed about 1:30 p.m. a week ago. She was driving her car when it was intercepted by another vehicle and gunmen got out and opened fire.

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