Police have arrested 19-year-old Cecil Ramirez for the Boxing Day murder of 18-year-old Lennox Flowers in Burrell Boom Village. The student at St. John’s Junior College, was formally charged with the murder of Lennox Flowers when he appeared today before Senior Magistrate Sharon Fraser. She explained to him that the court cannot offer him bail because of the nature of the offence. She remanded him into custody until February 29. The incident occurred at an event following the annual horse race meet at Castleton Park in Burrell Boom. Flowers’ family believes their loved one was held down by one other man and that the crime’s mastermind was one of his ex-girlfriends, but Ramirez is so far the only person charged for having been the one to actually inflict the stab wounds. However, police say the investigation has not been concluded as yet. Here is Inspector Juanito Cocom, officer commanding Ladyville Police:
Insp. Juanito Cocom, O.C., Ladyville Police: We will be laying charges of murder to Cecil Ramirez this morning. He will be charged for murder. The evidence we have is only pinpointing to one person doing the stabbing
Isani Cayetano, Reporter: The allegation is, as far as the parents are concerned, is that the very same young lady who may have been the cause of all of this was on the scene of the incident at the moment it transpired and they’re also saying that they have witnesses who can corroborate that a threat was made prior to this incident. Are you guys following that lead?
Insp. Juanito Cocom, O.C., Ladyville Police: Yes, of course we are following that lead and as we tell you the investigation is continuing. Just because we have laid down charges on one person doesn’t mean that the investigation is already concluded. We are still investigating and if we get evidence to ascertain that we will lay charges on other persons.
And Senior Superintendent Edward Broaster says police have changed their theory of the crime somewhat. Police have recovered the cell phone belonging to Lennox Flowers.