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Jamaican police charge man for murdering his British brother who was shot dead while visiting the Caribbean island for his mother’s funeral

  • Lemone Brown, 38, has been charged with the murder of his British brother 
  • Michael Brown, 48, was shot and killed in a house he was building in Jamaica
  • Sources said there was a family dispute over late mother’s property inheritance 

A Jamaican man has been charged with the murder of his British brother while he visited the island for his mother’s funeral.

Michael Brown, from Waterford in Hertfordshire, was shot dead in Mike Town earlier this month.

The Mirror reports that his brother Lemone Brown, a carpenter from Jamaica’s Manchester parish, has been arrested and charged with his brother’s murder and is due to appear in court.

The 38-year-old brother of Michael Brown, 48, from Waterford in Hertfordshire, (pictured)  has been charged with his murder

The 38-year-old brother of Michael Brown, 48, from Waterford in Hertfordshire, (pictured)  has been charged with his murder

Michael Brown died just four days after he and his brother buried their mother.

According to police, the siblings were involved in a a long-running and ‘bitter’ family feud over properties left to Michael by his late mother.

Superintendent Shane McCalla, commander of the Manchester police, said the dispute had been ongoing since 2015 and the community authorities had tried to help resolve the issues.

He said: ‘It is really sad, what occurred, and what is even sadder is that the persons, even the deceased, would have been at the Mandeville Police Station where members of the community safety and security arm and the restorative justice would have tried to get the parties to come to some form of agreement in their disputes over the properties.’

According to police reports, Brown – who went by the street name ‘Jimmy’ – was killed at approximately 12.20am last Thursday in an unfinished house he was building in the community just four days after burying his 74-year-old mother.

The 48-year-old sustained gunshot wounds to his upper body. He was rushed to the Mandeville Regional Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

A police report said that Brown was set upon by gunmen who opened fire on him as he entered the house he was building in the Caribbean isle.

Citing ‘community sources’, Jamaican radio station Nationwide 90FM said Brown had been involved in a ‘bitter’ family feud over several properties his recently deceased mother had left to him in her will in the island nation.

The station reported the dispute escalated on Wednesday between Brown and his relatives, and a heated argument took place.

Police immediately opened an investigation into the shooting and are continuing to collect statements.

A local resident said that there are lots of land and property disputes in Jamaica which sometimes end tragically.

She said: ‘This young man came over from England to bury his mother and to take care of the house he was building and he will be getting buried himself. That is so awful and sad.

‘Coming all this way and you will not be returning. This can’t be easy.’

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