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Spragga Benz named as a person of interest in triple murder Featured

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The Jamaican police have named popular dancehall deejay Spragga Benz, as a person of interest in connection with the triple murder last night in the McIntyre Villa area of the Kingston Eastern division.


The deejay, whose real name is Carlton Grant, has been touring as part of the Damian Marley and Nas 'Distant Relatives' 2011 in several countries across Europe. The last tour dates listed on the Internet are on April 9th in Milan, Italy and April 11th is Amsterdam, Netherlands. He is also expected to perform tonight alongside Stephen Marley & The Ghetto Youths Crew in Vail Colorado. So the entertainment community remains baffled as to how he could have been involved in the triple slaying in Dunkirk.

Police have identified two of the dead men as 49-year-old Peter Escoffery, otherwise called 'Stumpy' of MacIntyre Villa, and Kenique Richards, otherwise called
'Runkus' of Lincoln Terrace.

According to the police blotter, at 11:40 pm, Escoffery and Richards were among several men at a shop watching TV when a group of men armed with high powered guns alighted from a motorcar and opened fire at them. Richards died on the spot. Escoffery and another man were taken to hospital where both were pronounced dead.

Grant must report to the Police personnel at the Elletson Road Police Station by 2:00 pm tomorrow, police stated. Persons with information on the whereabouts of Grant are asked to contact Operation Kingfish at 811, Crime Stop at 311 or Police Control Centre at 119. A message on Spragga Benz's twitter page said : "I have been abroad on my business and these people find me interesting ...they should've been at the concert . Leave me out unoo madness."

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