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Telescope Man Charged With Non-Capital Murder in the Shooting Death Of Ex- Police Prosecutor Cainisaac Edwards

Telescope Man Charged With Non-Capital Murder in the Shooting Death Of Ex- Police Prosecutor Cainisaac Edwards

Police investigating officers have finally made a breakthrough in the early Sunday morning fatal shooting of ex-police prosecutor Cainisaac Edwards of Telescope St Andrew.

Edwards was gunned down at a birthday party he was attending in the village in the presence of his girlfriend. 

According to eyewitnesses, Edwards was shot at close range in the chest he was pronounced dead on arrival at the Princess Alice Hospital early on Sunday morning.

The victim, a source says, collapsed while attempting to get to a vehicle. The police immediately commenced an investigation into the shooting and one man who had close ties with the victim was detained and question in connection with the incident.

 He was later released while the police continued their investigation, combing the area for any shred of information that could lead to the guilty party or parties. 

According to information the man who was detained and later released was said to have been nursing a number of chops as a result of an incident that occurred in the village one day before the shooting.

 He was hospitalized but is said to have later discharged himself from the hospital and returned to the village without reporting the attack to the police.  

The source said earlier on the day of the chopping there was a verbal altercation between the deceased and the man who was later detained. Word is that threats were used.

The Friday night, hours after the verbal exchange, the man was attacked by cutlass wielding assailant, severely beaten and chopped, he had to flee for his life and ended in the hospital. 

It is alleged that he fingered Edwards as the instigator of his chopping and promised to retaliate. 

Meanwhile, a week after the man who was detained and later released he was again apprehended. He has since been charged with the death of Isaac.

On Wednesday, June Steven Croney of Telescope St Andrew appeared before the Grenville Magistrate Court charged with non-capital murder. The charge was read to him that he intentionally and unlawfully caused the death of Ken Isaac Edwards by bodily injuries but he was not allowed to plead, as the matter is an indictable one. 

Croney was remanded to custody at the Richmond Hill Prison and will be brought back to court June 25.  He was represented by attorney-at-law, Andre Thomas. 

According to the prosecutor, prosecution will call twenty-two witnesses in the course of the trial.

Edwards was laid to rest last Thursday.