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Jamaica policeman charged with murder at marina

September 4, 2013

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — A Jamaican police constable has been arrested for fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend at a marina popular with yachters.

An independent agency tasked with investigating abuses by security forces says 26-year-old Constable Lincoln McCoy was arrested and charged with murder on Wednesday.

The policeman allegedly met his ex-girlfriend at the Errol Flynn Marina in the northeast coastal town of Port Antonio. The relationship had recently turned sour and McCoy allegedly shot 21-year-old Jessica King before shooting himself.

The Independent Commission of Investigation says the woman was pronounced dead at a hospital. The officer survived after medical treatment.

McCoy was remanded into custody until Sept. 27 at a Monday court hearing. His lawyer made a bail application but it was denied.

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