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Contract killer gunned down

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KINGSTON, Jamaica – Known as a transnational contract killer who considered the gun his “best friend”, Cedric “Doggie” Murray was on Thursday cut down in a daring daylight gun battle during a police operation at the border of Manchester and Clarendon.On his body, the police found a diary which detailed his admiration for alleged crime boss Christopher “Dudus” Coke, for whom he fought during the May 24 incursion into Tivoli Gardens, which left more than 70 people dead.Murray, a top lieutenant for Coke and the leader of the infamous Stone Crusher gang, with its primary headquarters in Norwood, St James, was also celebrating his 37th birthday on the day of his demise.“We know that he left Montego Bay and went to Tivoli Gardens where he occupied an enviable position in gang activities,” Superintendent Merrick Watson, head of the St James Police Division, said during a Press briefing. (Jamaica Gleaner)

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