DPP To Recommend If Keshan’s Boyfriend Should Face Criminal Charges

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Police investigators say they’re working towards sending a file to DPP Paula Llewelyn’s office before the end of this week for a recommendation on whether the boyfriend of the late dancehall entertainer, Keshan, should face criminal charges.

Keshan was gunned down on the weekend. Her given name is Keneisha Brown.

The 24 year old was a rising dancehall artiste.

She came to prominence a few years ago when she recorded two hit songs with dancehall star, Vybz Kartel.

Abka Fitz-Henley reports.


Deputy Superintendent, Damion Manderson, of the Old Harbour Police says the investigation into Keshan’s killing is ongoing.

Allegations are that at about 12:45 Sunday morning, Keshan accosted her boyfriend who was parked at the house of another woman in Old Harbour St. Catherine.

It’s understood that Keshan’s boyfriend told the Police the Entertainer used stones to badly damage his motor vehicle – then stabbed him twice.

He said he fired a shot from his licensed gun and the entertainer was hit, fatally.

The entertainer was pregnant for her boyfriend at the time of the incident.

DSP Manderson says a thorough investigation is being carried out.

The DSP says the Police have offered support to the family of the deceased entertainer.

The killing of Keshan has generated shock waves in some sections of Old Harbour and the entertainment fraternity.

On the weekend, Kartel commented on social media that he was brought to tears when he heard news of Keshan’s killing.

The artiste said he was contemplating signing to his label Keshan with whom he had done two popular songs, including – Bubble Yu Body and Good Good.

Meantime, DSP Manderson says residents are cooperating with the Police investigation.

But he’s appealing to anyone who may have additional information to come forward.

Deputy Superintendent Damion Manderson of the Old Harbour Police speaking this afternoon with Nationwide News.



Abka Fitz-Henley is a multiple award-winning journalist who is currently the Senior Reporter at Nationwide News Network (NNN). His primary areas of focus are Court, Crime and Parliamentary proceedings. Fitz-Henley was recently recognized in the regional celebrity magazine publication Panache as “The Breaking News Boss”. At 21 years of age, following his 1st year in media, Fitz-Henley was recognized with the Young Journalist of the year award from The Press Association of Jamaica and went on to cop one of the country’s highest recognized journalism prizes, the Journalist of the Year Award. He’s also been awarded the prestigious Corporate Jamaica Broilers Fairplay 1st place Award for investigative journalism and is the recipient of the Caribbean Blog Award for coverage of the infamous Kartel murder trial. Fitz-Henley is also the recipient of the PM Youth Award for Excellence. Over the years, he has appeared as a guest on the BBC World Service and BBC London.


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