Jamaican Police say UK media reports on the John Terry Case are not true

Hmmm I was also questioning why was some of the other papers saying different things about the alleged note found near Mr. Terry’s body. Here we have a story from the Jamaican Star saying something else, which I take with a pound of salt but
who do we believe?
Is this damage control to take the spectre off the assumption that it is a gay hate crime or that Mr. Terry was indeed gay?
What do you make of it?

(see other posts below and compare)

star news today:
The local police is denying reports made in a British tabloid yesterday that the killing of Honorary Consul in Jamaica, John Terry, this week was a gay hate crime as was indicated by a murder note allegedly found at the scene.

The report in THE SUN headlined: ‘Our man in Jamaica killed by gay hater read: “The 65-year-old was found naked with a cord wrapped tightly round his neck. He had been beaten around the head with a heavy object, believed to be the base of a lampÉ A note was beside the body. Police sources revealed yesterday it read: “This is what will happen to all gays.”

The report also quoted Deputy Superintendent Michael Garrick of the St James police as saying, “His head and upper body were repeatedly hit.”

When THE STAR spoke to the officer yesterday however he denied saying that.

“I have never mentioned anything like that. I spoke to somebody from that paper but nothing as they reported it was said,” the policeman declared.

would not be disclosed

He also said that the note found at the scene of the crime had nothing to do with homosexuality. As it relates to the content of that document the officer said that would not be disclosed, as it is a matter of investigation.

The police have identified a major person of interest in the murder and has since developed an electronic sketch of that person.

The man is of slim build, brown complexion (bleached) and is believed to be in his early twenties. He was last seen wearing a brown shirt, brown pants, a brown cap with white on the peak and was said to be carrying a black and grey knapsack.

The police are asking anyone who has seen this individual or who knows of his whereabouts to contact the following numbers; Montego Bay CIB: 953-6191, 684-9080; Crimestop 311 or Operation Kingfish 811.

Reports are that Terry drove home Tuesday night and approximately 1:30 p.m. Wednesday his body was discovered in his room on a bed with a wound to the back of the head. He was also lying in blood. Police say it appeared as if Terry had been beaten.

Author: GLBTQ Jamaica Moderator

Activist and concerned gay man in Jamaica with over 19 years experience in advocacy and HIV/AIDS prevention work, LGBT DJ since 1996.

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