Jahmel Blakeney Arrested In NY

June 10, 2010

arrested logoThe Bermuda Police Service has confirmed that Mr. Jahmel Glen Blakeney has been arrested in New York, USA , on charges of Attempted Murder and Firearms offences that occurred in Bermuda.

The arrest is in relation to the attempted murder of Ms. Renee Kuchler and Mr. Shaki Minors, who were shot multiple times as they left a movie cinema at Southside, St. George’s on Friday 13th November, 2009. Mr. Blakeney was arrested at the time of the offence and later bailed while forensic evidence was processed.

Mr. Blakeney never answered Police bail. Enquiries revealed he left the Island on November 30, 2009, and was tracked by the Bermuda Police Service to the New York region of the United States.

An extradition request was prepared by the Bermuda Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, and served on the Justice Department in the USA through diplomatic channels.

Today’s arrest marks months of protracted Police investigations and significant efforts by the DPP, and it is anticipated that Mr. Blakeney will be before Bermuda courts in the near future to face the charges laid against him, and a co-defendant Sanchey Grant who has already been charged.

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  1. terry says:

    No comment.

  2. Sharon Johnson says:

    congratulations to all who helped track him down – let’s turn the tide on these murders and get our old Bermuda back!

  3. terry says:

    Now thats what I like to hear. But you must remember that it has taken time to arrest this man. And I can assure you that the Police have enough evidence to present a prima faci case in the courts.

    It’s a bummer when the family gets caught up in it but thats the irony…..they always do.

  4. Do we really ............. says:

    Want to go back to the ‘good ole days’ … ? I thought it was so terrible and opressive back then …. (tongue firmly in cheek )