Journalist’s ‘Killer’ Jailed

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-Spends First Night At South Beach

By R Joyclyn Wea

The Monrovia City Court at the Temple of Justice was a scene of attraction on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, when several persons including family members, relatives and friends of both the victim (Tyron Browne) and the defendants mounted the grounds to witness the journalist killer and accomplices drag to court.

CENTER: Suspect Jonathan Williams taken to jail at the Monrovia Central Prison

The alleged murderer of Super FM/TV photo journalist, Tyron Browne and his accomplices on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, get first South Beach experience after being drag to the court of first instance (Monrovia City Court) by the Liberia National Police for their separate role(s) in the gruesome murder of the fallen Liberian journalist Browne.

The police investigators resolved to charge suspect Jonathan Williams with the crime of murder in view of the supra facts and circumstances deriving from investigations surrounding the murder of Browne.

The action by suspect Williams according to the LNP charged sheet violates chapter 14, subchapter A, section 14.1 of the penal law of Liberia.

The police charge sheet explained that suspect Williams’ actions were premeditated as he came out of his room with a knife and following the murder he criminally transported and dumped the body of victim Browne along the road side.

Williams allegedly washed the vehicle and wiped away the blood stain as a means of discarding evidence of the crime committed in order to avoid it discovery by state security and finally did not report himself to the LNP till his arrest on April 20, 2018 five days after the crime through the aid of former Director Chris Massaquoi.

The investigation also established that suspect Jonathan Williams on the 20, of April 2018 prior to his arrest on that same day went to former police Director Chris Massaquoi house on the Du-port road community to seek his legal advice knowing him (Massaquoi) as a former director and lawyer and there Massaquoi immediately informed the police through Col. Joseph B. Flomo which led to him (Williams) arrest on that very day.

LNP further indicated that the late journalist Browne was murdered with knife by suspect Williams in the kingdom care community where Tyron had gone to visit Edwina during the night of April 15, 2018 at about 22: 03p.m and after killing Browne, the murder weapon was still in the hand of suspect Williams with blood all on his hands.

Police probe also established thoroughly that all of those that witnessed the crime to include suspect Alice Youti, Edwina Promise Youti, Massa Kennedy, Caesar Kennedy and Joana Bracewell did not report the matter to the police; they remained mute until the arrest by police through intelligence.

As a result of their role played, police also charged co-defendants Massa Kennedy, Alice Youti, Edwina Promise Youti with the exception of suspect Williams, and Joana Bracewell were charged with hindering law enforcement in violation of chapter 12.4 of the penal law of Liberia.

Alice Youti, Edwina Promise Youti, Caesar Kennedy and Joana Bracewell deliberately and criminally concealed the information about the murder of the late journalist Browne by suspect Jonathan Williams from April 15, 2018, up to the arrest on April 2018; the LNP charge sheet noted.

In the same like, co-defendants, Caesar Kennedy and Ernest Kermue (at large) have also been charged with facilitation to murder and hindering law enforcement in violation of chapter 10.2 and 12.4 of the penal law of Liberia.

The charged sheet explained further that after defendant Williams stabbed to death Browne, he called and explained the incident via mobile phone to his brother Daniel Socree and few minutes later, Socree drove in his yard with a man who witnesses overheard his named as Chris Massaquoi, former police boss.

According to the charge sheet, the two men saw the body and had secret discussions with defendant Williams and immediately when they left, defendant Williams placed the body in the car with the help of Caesar Kennedy and Ernest Kermue (at large) and dumped it along the kingdom care road.

Those suspects (co-defendants) are likely to be set free from south beach on bond while the matter is being looked into by the court since in fact the charges levied against them are bailable offenses.

Meanwhile, prime suspect Jonathan Williams, suspects Alice Youti, Edwina Promise Youti, Caesar Kennedy, Joana Bracewell Cesar Kennedy and Ernest Kermue (at large) were forwarded to the Monrovia central prison (south beach) pending court trial.

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