Just over a week after Detective Corporal Wayne Llewellyn shot and killed four members of his family, shot and injured his wife, then turned the gun on himself, there has been another murder-suicide involving a member of the Jamaica Constabulary Force.
58 year old retired police sergeant, Osbourne Whitton, reportedly shot and killed a woman corporal attached to the Manchester police division, her son and the father of her child. The incident reportedly happened last night at Melrose Mews in Manchester. Whitton then turned the gun on himself, and died early this morning while undergoing treatment at hospital.
The victims have been identified as 43-year-old woman corporal Bevon Hutchinson-Anderson of Melrose Mews, 45-year-old Rohan Shaw of Rosedale Drive in Mandeville and their 12-year-old son, Keinon Shaw of Melrose Mews.
Reports indicate that Whitton and Hutchinson-Anderson were having an affair, and that Hutchinson-Anderson had told the retired policeman that she wanted to end their affair. He reportedly visited her home, and upon seeing her with her child’s father, flew into a jealous rage, and went on a shooting spree.
Hutchinson-Anderson had just celebrated her birthday, and reports indicate that Whitton gained entry to the house, and after a brief confrontation he shot the woman corporal and her son’s father (who was visiting), then went to a bedroom and killed the 12 year old.
It is alleged that Mr Witton then went to neighbours and told them he had committed the murders and would be shooting himself upon the arrival of the police. A single explosion was heard when the police arrived.
Anderson reportedly also had a husband in the United States with whom she has a 21-year-old son. Whitton also had a spouse in the US.