Cop & Woman Charged with Execution-Style Killing


A police constable and a woman were yesterday, charged for the execution style killing of a man whose burnt remains were found on Rousseau Road, Kingston 5 last year.

Thirty-year old Constable Junior Hayles, attached to the Kingston East Division has been charged with murder. The woman, 34 year-old Nicola Montaque, a beauty therapist from Daytona, Portmore in St. Catherine has been charged with conspiracy to murder.

In a statement this morning, the police say the pair is implicated in the death of a man whose unidentified burnt remains were found on July 1 last year.

DNA testing later identified the burnt body as 33-year-old Vince Walcott, otherwise called ‘Steven Chambers’, of Mount Royal Estate, Bridgeport, St. Catherine.

Reports from the Denham Town Police are about 7:30 p.m. on July 1 last year, residents observed tyres burning behind a church and summoned the fire brigade.

The firemen discovered the burnt remains during cooling down operations and alerted the police. Post mortem examinations revealed that the man died from a gunshot wound to the head.

Following intensive investigation by the detectives from the Kingston West Police, a case file, including a range of forensic evidence was submitted to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution, DPP, for a ruling.

Both Hayles and Montaque were charged yesterday following a ruling by the DPP. Their court date will be announced at a later date.


William Mitchell is a sports-fanatic turned journalist. He graduated from CARIMAC in 2016. He interned at the Jamaica Gleaner covering sports and joined NNN in 2017. Mitchell covers crime for Nationwide. He’s been to every single zone of special operations across the island.

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