Brother and sister charged with triple murder

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charged.jpgThe woman and her brother who were taken into custody in relation to the murder of 29-year-old Kashief Jackson and her two babies in Tower Hill, St Andrew last Wednesday have been slapped with various charges relating to the murders.

The police's information arm, the Corporate Communications Unit (CCU) this evening identified the siblings as 27-year-old Jamelia Leslie a lab technician and 26-year-old Javone Leslie a construction worker both of Guava Ridge in Mavis Bank, St Andrew.

They have been charged with three counts of murder, arson and burglary and are scheduled to appear before the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on August 2.

Jackson's body along with that of one-year-old Aviere Williams and seven-day-old Aranza Williams were found by relatives in the house which Jackson shared with her partner, 42-year-old Artnel Williams.

The police reported that the children died from smoke inhalation while Jackson died from stab wounds.

Residents in the small community on the outskirts of Mavis Bank in rural St Andrew said that the mother was found clutching the week-old girl to her bosom, while the boy, who would have marked his second birthday next month, was found in a blue bath pan a few feet from his mother and sister.

Allegations from residents are that Jackson was in the middle of a love triangle rife with jealousy and involving the female accused.

On Tuesday night the CCU also confirmed that the arrested woman has a four-year-old son for the slain woman's boyfriend.