About an hour prior to the murder of Devin Parham, Tevin Palmer, aka “Chi-Cha” met his untimely death whilst in a yard on Castle Street. Neighbors told police they heard one shot in the area but police say as many as five may have been fired, though the fatal shot was to the head. This afternoon, 18 year old Lionel Kelly was brought to the court of Magistrate Carlon Mendoza, where he learned that he will be spending his 19th birthday to be celebrated behind bars, as he was remanded until September 8, 2016.
Kelly did not give a plea on the charge of murder, which is an indictable offense which will be tried at the Supreme Court. Palmer met his untimely death on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 sometime after 3:00 in the evening as he was in a yard on Castle Street. Police have said that the death of Palmer is connected to gang rivalry as Palmer was known to associate with a gang.
The later murder of Devin Parham has been connected as intended retaliation for Palmer’s death; the accused in that case, Valentine Baptist, hails from Castle Street.