Police have charged four residents of Grand Roy, St. John in connection with the fatal stabbing last week Thursday of Jamaican National, Norman Power aka “Yardie” over a $5 portion of Jerk Chicken.
The suspects – 23-year olds Tyrone Francis and Anthony Chase, as well as 25-year-old Rafim Andrew and 33-year-old Clint Toussaint – appeared Monday in court where the Non-Capital Murder charge was read to them by Chief Magistrate Tamara Gill at the St. George’s No.1 Magistrate’s Court on St. John’s Street.
All four who have been described as fishermen by profession were represented in court by Attorney-at-Law, Arley Gill.
The Chief Magistrate remanded them to Her Majesty’s Prison at Richmond Hill until November 19th, when they will be brought to court for mention.
THE NEW TODAY understands that the 52-year-old Power who resided at St. Paul’s, St. George and operated a mobile Jerk Chicken Joint at Green Bridge, Queen’s Park, St. George got into an altercation with the men on the same day he was killed.
It is reported that one of the accused allegedly went to the business place of Power requesting a $5 portion of chicken and got into an argument with the deceased after he informed him that the cost of the chicken starts at $10.
This newspaper was informed that the businessman made a report to the police as he was threatened by the individual.
The man is alleged to have returned later in the evening along with three others regarded as “reinforcements” and started throwing stones at the business establishment of Power.
The conflict escalated and resulted in Power receiving a stab wound to the chest.
Power was eventually taken to the St. George’s General Hospital but succumbed to the injury.
A police release on Monday confirmed that Power died as a result of hypovolemic shock.
This is the 14th murder recorded for 2018.