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Coroner wants Police Commissioner to further investigate Shemar Weekes’ death

The unnatural death of 12-year-old Shemar Weekes has been sent back to the Commissioner of Police for further investigation.

Coroner Manila Renee this afternoon said because of the evidence before her she could not rule that Weekes’ death was an accident as is the normal role of a coroner’ s inquest.

She said because of the inconsistencies and contradictions in the evidence of the main characters in the case, the matter would be better dealt with by a criminal jurisdiction.

The Coroner said she was therefore adjourning the case and sending her findings to the Commissioner of Police in a couple days for them to further investigate the evidence, which she noted had revealed that someone had a case to answer.

The Coroner explained that it was possible the matter could return to her and on that basis she would not give a final verdict.

She questioned the forensic pathologist’s report, which said Shemar committed suicide.

The Coroner noted that under the law, suicide had to be established beyond any shadow of doubt pointing out that a second person could be held liable either through an act committed that led to the suicide or not acting in a way that could prevent it.

Shemar’s mother Julieanne Weekes, who was in court this afternoon broke down in tears when the coroner was describing the noose by which the boy is alleged to have used to kill himself.

The former Coleridge & Parry student was found hanging at his Fryer’s Well, Checker Hall, St Lucy home on May 14, 2015.

17 Responses to Coroner wants Police Commissioner to further investigate Shemar Weekes’ death

  1. Christine Carol-ann Ceecee Waithe
    Christine Carol-ann Ceecee Waithe August 22, 2016 at 2:31 pm

    I would never believe he killed himself….
    So police get busy please…..

  2. Loraine Bovell Warner
    Loraine Bovell Warner August 22, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    Great news

  3. Philippa Joseph
    Philippa Joseph August 22, 2016 at 2:48 pm


  4. Brien King
    Brien King August 22, 2016 at 2:58 pm

    There ya go, it’s long pass the time police start doing some digging into this case, as the culprit is right before them looking at them.

  5. Rawle Spooner
    Rawle Spooner August 22, 2016 at 3:00 pm

    Police should have been investigating this case from the jump it always seem suspicious.

  6. Marcelle Kelly
    Marcelle Kelly August 22, 2016 at 3:19 pm

    The cornor lady in no fool i dealt with her already and when she talk she does got ppl in the court house chipping and sweating

  7. Diana Cave
    Diana Cave August 22, 2016 at 4:23 pm

    Lord have mercy … justice will be done , all the hurt and pains you had to bear , God saw them all
    Relax my dear and hold on
    Peace beyond to you.

  8. Motor Man
    Motor Man August 22, 2016 at 6:49 pm

    So why are the mother and she man in jail for

    • Motor Man
      Motor Man August 22, 2016 at 8:15 pm

      But wait if she send the file back to the cops what are these two locked up for?

  9. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce August 22, 2016 at 7:15 pm

    Praise the Lord! She might as well go to the nearest police station and hand herself in. Justice for Shemar.

  10. Joan Wickham
    Joan Wickham August 22, 2016 at 7:41 pm


  11. Smiley August 22, 2016 at 8:24 pm


  12. Tony Webster August 23, 2016 at 6:33 am

    I trust that “relevant’ passports have either been taken into custody for “safe-keeping”, or that appropriate names have been added to our “NO FLY”, and “NO SAIL” lists at our respective ports. There should be no easy way out for ANYONE connected with this horrific tragedy.

  13. Donna Harewood August 23, 2016 at 8:07 am

    Thank you, Madame Coroner! Thank you very much!

  14. Rose August 23, 2016 at 7:17 pm

    Motor man this is Shemar NOT Jahan.


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