Tuesday, April 1 – Today in High Court, Jessroy McKelly, 25, was found guilty of the murder of Kareem Sebastian.
He is scheduled for sentencing on May 16.
Kareem Sebastian, 26, received several gunshot wounds to his upper body on the night of August 24, 2008 in the Crab Lot area. He subsequently died from his injuries in 2009.
On the verdict, Head of the Crime Division Detective Superintendent Alexis Charles remarked that Jessroy McKelly’s conviction is evidence that the RVIPF continues to pursue perpetrators in all the unsolved murders. “We do continue to investigate all open murder cases, and, when we can, we will bring perpetrators to justice and see these cases to a successful end. We will not close any investigation that is not solved and will relentlessly pursue those who commit these offences,” he added.
In acknowledging families in this community who still await justice for lost loved ones taken in violence, Commissioner of Police David Morris assures that the pursuit continues in bringing about justice. “The files on these unsolved murders remain open and we will do everything to bring closure in these cases. That is why we continue to build on the skills of our detectives and crime investigators. Working closely with the Director of Public Prosecutions, we hope to bring many more offenders to justice,” he said.