18-Year-Old Pleads Guilty To Murder, Illegal Possession Of Firearm And Robbery

Michael Black, an 18-year-old young man pleaded guilty to two counts of murder, two counts of illegal possession of a firearm, and three counts of robbery with aggravation in the Home Circuit Court last week Thursday.

Black detailed his involvement in the double homicide of Akeem “Kemo” Murray and Kamar “Kaftan” Ramatar who were shot multiple times at approximately 3:30 p.m. whilst travelling on a motorcycle in the parish of Clarendon, near the intersection of Race Course and Hayes Field roads on November 18, 2020. Both men including Black are aligned to the notorious Bloods gang in Clarendon.

He added that on the day of the murder, four men known as “Killa”, “Zaggy”, “Tassian” and “Jay” including himself, all traveled in a white Toyota Axio motor car when “Killa” shot the men off the bike. Black stated that he then retrieved a Smith & Wesson pistol from a bag he was carrying and fired two shots at the men, but none were hit. He further disclosed how he proceeded to shoot the injured man located on the left in his shoulder, but noted to the investigators that both men were already dead when he did.

Based on interrogation from police investigators, Black stated that he was peer pressured by members of the gang into taking part in the murderous act.

“Fada, mi don’t even really understand how to explain it to you, but as I can say, it’s force” was Black’s response when asked why he shot the men by the detective.

Nonetheless, a witness at the scene described the daylight murder to the investigators as one where the men were shot multiple times in their head.

In addition to that, Black told investigators of his involvement in the $1.7 million robbery at a Lasco MoneyGram in Chapleton, Clarendon. He admitted that he was responsible for searching the persons inside the outlet and confiscating their cell phones along with accomplices “Killa” and “Suffera”.

Michael Black is scheduled to be sentenced on May 4 for the seven charges laid against him.

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