2 Charged With Murder In Brutal Slaying Of St Catherine Man



Police have charged two men with the brutal May 2019 murder of 39-year-old Everald ‘Dila’ Kepple, in McCooks Pen, St Catherine.


Charged with murder and illegal possession of firearm and ammunition are 25-year-old Shane Roberts and 38-year-old Gerado Douglas, otherwise called ‘Rado’, both of Mason River, Clarendon and McCooks Pen in St. Catherine.


Following months of investigations by the Major Investigations Division, both men were arrested in Mason River and subsequently charged following an interview in the presence of their attorneys.


Reports are that about 7:30 a.m. on Monday, May 6, Kepple was reportedly making a purchase inside a shop, when he was attacked by both accused, along with a third man, armed with handguns and a machete. They opened gunfire at him as he ran from the shop. He collapsed on the McCooks Pen main road. The accused men allegedly stood over him, shot and chopped him while he was on the ground.


The third man has not been held.


Franklin McKnight

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