The Jamaica Constabulary Force released a statement to the public earlier today to update them that the suspected rapist and murderer of eight-year-old Talia Thompson is once again in police custody. The suspect was said to have escaped from the St. Ann’s Bay Hospital on September 30.
The suspect, Troy Ellis, was seen on the Discovery Bay Main Road by a licensed female firearm holder who brought him back into custody.
Video footage of the suspect has now been released and is making its way across social media. The video shows Ellis and a few other people in a small room where Ellis is seated on a bench. He is wearing a red button-up shirt and rolled-up jeans shorts with no shoes.
The man in question was approached twice by two different people (a man and a woman) who seemed to want to hit him but were warned by a woman offscreen to not get themselves into trouble. Each time Ellis was approached, he would assume a defensive position in anticipation of a hit that never came.
Though he spoke in the video, some of what he had to say was not audible. However, he did mention crashing into a car while riding a bike and being stressed about getting the car fixed.
Watch the video below:
In an Instagram post where the video was uploaded, many views were shared, including a lot of people wondering why Ellis was being protected by the police and why he was even brought back to be in police custody.
Yrnkuntri stated, “He can buss case juss off this video alone Jamaican people fi have more sense and know how law work this is foolishness and an easy grounds for a dismissal.” Others also stated that Ellis looked as if he was mentally unstable, including black_russian_one who wrote, “Clearly this boy is of unsound mind. It’s not a justification for what he did but we need to have basic knowledge of mental illness so we can identify signs and seek help for these people…”
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