Anglin charged with murder

| 27/02/2010

(CNS): Devon Jermaine Anglin (24) of West Bay has been charged for the murder of four-year-old Jeremiah Barnes. Detective Chief Inspector Peter Kennett, the man leading the hunt to find the killer of Jeremiah, formally charged Anglin on Saturday afternoon, police said, and he will now appear in court on Monday morning. Anglin has been in custody since the evening of 15 February, the night that young Jeremiah was shot and killed while sitting in a car on the forecourt of Hell gas station in West Bay with his family.

“Today I can confirm that Devon Jermaine Anglin, aged 24 years, from the West Bay area, has been formally charged with Jeremiah’s murder. He will appear before magistrates on Monday, 1 March 2010,” said David Baines, Commissioner of the RCIPS. “While it is satisfying that we have charged someone in relation to Jeremiah’s death, we are acutely aware that this will be of little comfort to this little boy’s family who are burying their son today. Of course, nothing is ever going to bring this innocent child back and our thoughts are with his family at this very difficult time.”

Police have also confirmed that a second man who was also arrested on the same evening is still in custody but no charges have yet been brought.

The commissioner offered his thanks to all those people who had assisted the enquiry to date and those who he hoped in the days and weeks ahead would come forward and assist further with the ongoing enquiries.

The shooting, which shocked the community, took place at around 8pm in the evening when Jeremiah was with his mother, father and brother at the West Bay Gas station. Police said they believed two men, one armed with a firearm, emerged from behind the station and indiscriminately fired some four shots into the car. The rest of Jeremiah’s family escaped uninjured, but the four year old boy was killed.

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  1. Fair trial says:

    Let us hope that no impediments are placed in the way of legal representation to conduct a fair defence.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Tonight a family mourns a child that has been laid to rest because of someone who doesn’t have a care in the world.  I pray the family will draw strength from God and family to get through these tough times.    Although it is good to hear someone has been charged do remember they are not guilty untill the court has found them so.  Even though eveyone on the streets seem to know who did it the court has the final say.

  3. Anonymous says:

    its between him and the judge now. may proper justice be served 

  4. Nicky Watson says:

    Sorry folks, but I have to delete all comments about the innocence or guilt or character of the man charged.

    • w says:

      Just to be on the safe side, Nicky

      I don’t think CNS should allow comments to be posted on any subject that is charged for a crime!

      Reputation is a fragile thing!

      CNS: Good advice. We made the decision to close the comment box on trial stories because of the legal minefield it presented and I think we’ll have to do the same when someone is charged. Most of the comments on this thread have been deleted – the general ones can go elsewhere and comments specific to this case will have to wait until it has gone through the courts or the charges have been dropped.

  5. Anonymous says:

     step up when it’s your time.Dont cover and hide,then why the hell you are posting as anonymous,that’s what i thought,we love to give advice that we ourself do not follow.

  6. EastSider says:

    I had tears in my eyes when I read this and just want to say to the RCIPS, Job well done and thank you.

  7. Born Caymanian says:

    XXXX

    Too often we are critical of our Police as they are faced with a very trying situation of the public’s perception that they are not doing anything other that looking for traffic violations.  This does not bother me as when stopped, I have nothing to worry about. (License/insurance are valid and tint of the legal limit allowed.

    Without our support of the Police in providing useful information to help them, our reluctance to come forward, OUR SILENCE is the consent for crime to flourish.

    Step up when it’s your time.  Don’t cower and hide.  Let’s get the criminals off OUR streets.