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Accused admits to non-capital murder

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A crumbling marriage fuelled by accusations of infidelity and possessiveness culminated in the death of Constable Shayne Welch on the morning of March 26, two years ago.

And after Applon Ishmael Ithamar Parris had stabbed the lawman 19 times he fled, later telling police he had also stabbed himself in the chest and expected to die soon.

However, when he was finally arrested he admitted that was a ruse to get lawmen to go easy on him.

These were the facts outlined by the island’s top prosecutor when Parris returned to the No. 2 Supreme Court yesterday.

It was last week that the Taitts Road, Brittons Hill, St Michael man pleaded guilty to non-capital murder, which does not carry the death penalty, in relation to the killing of Constable Welch on March 26, 2018. (HLE)

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