‘Jealousy’ was murder motive

| 06/08/2013

(CNS): The man accused of shooting and killing 23-year-old Jackson Rainford stood trial before a jury Monday when the crown opened its case against him in Grand Court. Tareek Ricketts (22) is charged with the murder, which took place in George Town on 16 December last year. Billed as a crime of anger and jealousy, the crown claims that Ricketts killed Rainford because he was angry that the mother of his children was in a relationship with him and that his new partner was Ranford’s ex-wife. However, Ricketts has denied being the gunman who opened fire on Rainford.

Rainford was shot twice, once in the head and once in the chest, when the car he was in was parked in Printer’s Way off Sheddon Road on the night of the murder. Witnesses claim that Ricketts, who was wearing a dark hoody, approached the car and fired through the passenger window, killing the 23 year old Jamaican national.

The trial continues in Grand Court 1.

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