Verel Simon charged with murder

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Verel Simon

Murder charges have been filed against twenty-year-old Verel Simon of Villa for the alleged murder of Corporal Clifton Common. 

Police reports say Common died while receiving medical treatment at the hospital, after sustaining injuries allegedly inflicted by Simon. The incident occurred on Thursday 11th February around 1p.m. at St. John’s Police Station. 

He is expected to make his first Court appearance today, Wednesday.

Public Safety Minister Steadroy Benjamin is on record as saying that the necessary measures are to be put in place to ensure that a similar incident does not occur anytime in the future.

Common just turned fifty-one in December and has served in the police force for close to thirty years.