-Journalist’s Killer Tells Police
By Jackson C. Clay, Jr.
A man arrested by the Liberia National Police in connection to the death of Super FM/TV video and photographer, Tyron Brown, has confessed to the act, and said he acted in ‘self-defense’.
Suspect Jonathan Williams
Suspect Jonathan Williams was picked up by the Police at his Du-port road residence on Friday, April 20, 2018 through a special operation.
Shortly after his arrest, Police spokesman, Moses Carter broke the news to reporters.
“As we speak, we have been able to arrest the prime suspect of this journalist death and he is no other, but Jonathan Williams, a resident of Du-port road. He is currently in our possession undergoing further investigation to ascertain circumstances surrounding the death of this Liberian journalist,” Carter said.
Suspect Williams is said to be cooperating with LNP investigators, openly admitting to the commission of the crime.
Suspect Williams told police investigators that during the evening hours of Sunday, April 15, 2018, a relative to suspect Williams, Alice Youtee had gone to him in his bed room to inform him about an unknown individual knocking at their door, but refused to show his identity.
The refusal of the unknown knocker to reveal his identity at the home of the suspect instilled fears in Alice and her sister Edwina who were both in the living room watching movie, the suspect is quoted as telling police investigators.
They accordingly alerted their uncle, suspect Jonathan Williams, for help.
“Jonathan Williams, our prime suspect, said he came out with a knife and asked the late journalist who did you come to see and the late journalist replied, I did not come to see anyone,” he said.
On that note, suspect Williams claimed he asked the late journalist to leave his compound since he did not go to see anyone.
According to him, the journalist whom he claimed had trespassed on his compound refused to leave.
“If I don’t leave what will you do,” the suspect quoted the deceased as defiantly telling him.
Williams said the journalist’s response led them into a scuffle during which time he used the knife he had with him to stab the journalist.
Quoting the suspect, spokesman Carter said the journalist ran out of the compound after he was stabbed, and that the suspect and his two nieces went out to search for him minutes after the incident.
The suspect explained that after he and his two nieces walked about two feet away from their compound, they found the journalist lying down. It was at that point one of the nieces, Edwina identified him (late journalist) and told her uncle where the fallen journalist lived.
“Edwina told police investigators that she has known the late journalist as a friend, but had not seen each other since last year November, 2017,” Carter quoted her.
It was at the time he carried his body and dropped it around his community, he added.
It can be recalled that the late journalist Tyron Browne was discovered dead early Monday, April 16, 2018 around his Kingdom Care Community in Du-port road
According to eye witnesses in the area, a black Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) was seen early Monday morning at about 3:00am dropping the lifeless body of the fallen journalist.