Man Responsible For Ministry Of Health Fire Faces Charges
The man who police say is responsible for setting fire to the Ministry of Health and the Supreme Court and who police say confessed to murdering two of his accomplices today appeared in court before the acting chief magistrate to face a barrage of charges with regard to not just those incidents but others too.
The man Colin Jones also faced charges for arms and ammunition possession, escape from legal custody and a number of other charges. He pleaded guilty to the various charges except the murder charges which he was not required to enter a plea for.
His guilty plea to the other charges resulted in him being sentenced to a total of 8 years in prison for those charges since they will all run concurrently. Also appearing before the courts today was Jones’ young brother Jamal Simpson. The 17 year old faced charges with regard to setting fire to the Supreme Court. Family members began wailing uncontrollably outside the courthouse for the younger brother since they are convinced he played no part in the incident. According to relatives, the 17 year old younger brother of Colin Jones was questioned several times by the police for the past year and they find it strange that he would only now be charged for the offence.
Two Lindeners also appeared in court charged for harboring a wanted man. The two were also remanded.
Colin Jones was picked up in Linden during a confrontation with police officers. He was found with an ak47 rifle and several rounds of ammunition as well as a grenade. He later led police investigators to two shallow graves in the town where he said he buried his two accomplices. The man apparently moved to a remote part of linden after he walked out of the providence lock ups without a trace, just after he was first charged over a year ago.