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Two men charged with sacrilege

Two men have been jointly charged with sacrilege in connection with break-ins at several churches across the island.

Jamal Shane Quintyne, 28, of no fixed place of abode have been slapped with four counts while Wayne Harold McCarthy, 32, of Seclusion Black Rock, St Michael was handed three.

The two accused allegedly broke into St. Augustine Anglican Church, St. George and several churches in the parishes of St. Philip, St. Michael and St. Thomas. The break-ins occurred from 2015 to April 2016.

Quintyne and McCarthy were scheduled to appear before the District A Magistrates court today.


10 Responses to Two men charged with sacrilege

  1. lennox hewitt May 18, 2016 at 5:16 pm

    Y would someone break into a church ?

  2. Debera May 18, 2016 at 6:00 pm

    Some people are real sick in mine,what next ?

  3. Angela Maria
    Angela Maria May 18, 2016 at 6:34 pm

    Wth…..this mussie 1409. Bout here mussie Vatican City. What sacrilege what?! Sruspe
    Bout here backwards as ever.
    If this was the States one or both criminals would have thrown a law suit in the government tail.
    Charge them for BUGLARY.

    • Joel C. Payne
      Joel C. Payne May 18, 2016 at 9:12 pm

      In the states it would be desecration of religious building(s).

  4. Diane Elaine Dias
    Diane Elaine Dias May 18, 2016 at 7:19 pm

    They must have been looking for lost souls.

  5. Glenn Damon Clarke
    Glenn Damon Clarke May 18, 2016 at 9:25 pm

    Sooooo….”sacrilege” has a different fine or sentence than plain old breaking and entering / robbery?

    • 3rdsun May 19, 2016 at 7:06 am

      My thoughts exactly. Is it a worst crime against a church than anyone else?

  6. Alex Alleyne May 18, 2016 at 11:02 pm

    never knew that those 2 were so ‘religious’.

  7. Ronnii May 19, 2016 at 4:37 am

    From my understanding, sacrilege and robbery are 2 different things. So maybe they desecrated but did not Rob. Regardless, it’s wrong on every level

  8. BoBoThe Clown May 19, 2016 at 10:28 am

    They could have waited for Sunday worship,but I guess the problem they had was pressing. May the Lord help them.
    I hope they remembered to pray while they were in the Church.


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