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Man Allegedly Confesses To ‘Calculated Murder’ Of Journalist


  21 Avril      71        Médias (3342), Société (48558),

   

By Justice R. Clarke

MONROVIA, April 21 (LINA) – A man identified as Jonathan Williams has told police investigators that he was responsible for the killing of Super FM/TV journalist Tyron Brown.

Brown’s body was discovered on Monday, April 16, in the Du Port Road Community in Paynesville, outside Monrovia, raising speculations over who the perpetrator (s) might be.

The Liberia National Police has described Williams’ arrest as a « breakthrough » in the ongoing investigation.

Unconfirmed information about William (age yet unknown) has it that he is a U.S. permanent resident who lived in Newark, New Jersey and had worked on a World Bank Project in Liberia.

Briefing the press Friday, Police spokesman Moses Carter said suspect Williams admitted to stabbing and killing the videographer, telling investigators that he thought the journalist was a criminal attempting to carry out armed robbery at his Du Port Road home.

The LNP is continuing investigation after which the « cooperating suspect » will be forwarded to a court of competent jurisdiction for trial, Carter said.

He revealed that Williams’ two female relatives (names withheld), who were at home during the alleged commission of the crime, are helping the Police with more information to unravel the alleged murder, adding: « They have not been categorized as suspects in the probe…they are rather ‘persons of interest’. »

One of the two females is said to have confessed to the police that « when the [unknown] man knocked at our house door, I asked who was that and the man said just come at the door and you will know the person. »

She further explained: « So I went to my sister who was watching movie in the living room and we woke up Jonathan to come and help us. »

Police spokesman Carter said the investigation shows that suspect Williams, having being told about an unknown man standing outside, opened the door and stepped out with a knife in his hand.

« When I came out, I saw an unknown man whom I told to leave the compound but he said to me that if he didn’t leave what will I do?' » suspect Williams reportedly told investigators.

The brief interaction eventually led to a « scuffle » which reportedly resulted to the death of the 25-year-old journalist.

Having realized that he had killed someone, according to the police, Williams and the female relatives rushed to the ground where the journalist had fallen struggling for his life, only for one of the females to recognize him as a « friend. »

In further response to interrogation, prime suspect Williams said when they realized that the journalist was dead, he took his body and put it into a black Infiniti Pathfinder jeep, drove off the scene, and dropped it off in the Kingdom Care neighborhood.

Police investigation ontinues.

LINA JRC/PTK

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