Teenage Son of Popular Dancehall Artiste Mavado Charged With Murder

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Monday June 18, 2018 – The 16-year-old son of dancehall artiste Mavado has been accused of murder and other serious offences.

The juvenile has been charged with murder, conspiracy to murder, arson, shooting with intent as well as illegal possession of  a firearm and ammunition, in connection with the June 5 killing of 23-year-old Lorenzo Thomas.

Another man, 23-year-old Andre Hinds, faces similar charges.

According to police reports, armed men barged into Thomas’ home in the southeastern parish of St Andrew and shot him, chopped him with a machete, and then set him on fire.

The attack came a few days after Mavado was reportedly shot at by a man.

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