Bermudian Woman Murdered In JA

December 31, 2011

[Updated - confirmed] Bernews is receiving numerous unofficial reports that a Bermudian woman was shot and killed last night [Dec.30] in Jamaica.

Media reports from out of Jamaica said that a taxi driver and a woman were shot dead in Mandeville, Manchester last night after arriving from the airport.

Jamaican officials have not yet named the victims. Links to Jamaican news stories on the murders: [1] [2] [3]

All reports we have received indicating the female victim to be a Bermudian are unofficial, and Bernews has not been able to independently verify them with official sources as of yet.

We are continuing to seek official confirmation from either Bermuda or Jamaican officials, and will update as able.

Update #1: The Jamaican police have confirmed the woman to be a Bermudian, and said they have made one arrest in relation to the case and seized a 9 mm Glock pistol, which they believe was used in the incident.

The victim has been officially named as 45-year-old Karen Hudson-Lewis of Paget, Bermuda [pictured]. Ms Hudson-Lewis was a businesswoman who lived in Bermuda, and traveled frequently to Jamaica.

Go Jamaica reports that, “The police say one man is now being interrogated by Mandeville detectives as they intensify their probe into last night’s double murder of a man and a woman at a house in Perthland Drive, Mandeville, Manchester.

“The police say 45-year-old businesswoman, Karen Hudson-Lewis, of Paget, Bermuda and 39-year-old Everton Daley of Lincoln district, which is also in Mandeville were killed around 9 o’clock.

“It’s reported that Hudson-Lewis, Daley and another man were at her house when explosions were heard. The police responded and found Hudson-Lewis and Daley were found with gunshot wounds. They were taken to the Mandeville Regional Hospital where they were pronounced dead.”

“The other man, who was at the house at the time of the shooting, has since been taken into custody.”

Update #2: Jamaican Police Superintendent Lascelles Taylor said the person taken into custody was the caretaker at Ms Hudson-Lewis’ house.

“She was living in Bermuda but she comes (to Jamaica) like once or twice per year, so she leaves someone at the house. But when she came back something happened. So we are interrogating the survivor of the group who is the caretaker of the house,” he told The Sunday Gleaner.

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  1. united says:

    She probably thought that she was safer in Jamaica.
    My condolences to the family. Really tough especially at this season of the year.

    • Maddog says:

      Were is the out cry, why because she got murder in Jamaica, people Jamaica is not a good place to go, why do we think that other places are better then bermuda, there is murder in ever country,so you can run but you can’t hide.

  2. sunshine says:

    What a terrible tragedy. A reminder to all of us that life is short and precious, we need to show more love to one another.
    My sympathies are extended to Ms. Hudson-Lewis entire family.

  3. Community says:

    A former school mate, friend and a family member to some, we don’t ever know how and when we will leave this earth! R.I.P Karen

  4. Sick n Tired says:

    R.I.P Karen!!!!!!

  5. Sista says:

    Karen R.I.P!! I will for ever miss our much laughts we had together. My tears continue to run sista, to the family my God continue to bless all of you.

  6. Sista says:

    Karen R.I.P!! I will for ever miss our much laughts we had together. My tears continue to run sista, to the family may God continue to bless all of you.

  7. Stop It says:

    This is so sad. My heart goes out to her family. STOP THE VIOLENCE concert hosted by Hype Type and Bermuda sponsor GET was the same night in that same parish. For real world wide STOP THE VIOLENCE!! R.I.P. Karen.

  8. CheapSkate says:

    I always saw Karen as a straight up beautiful sister… I will miss her one of a kind smiles.
    My condolences to her family and others who may have be touched by her…

  9. True Dat says:

    So Upsetting :’/

  10. toni says:

    much love from the loyal hill friends n family

  11. Very sad indeed. My heartfelt condolences to her family & friends.

  12. Bermuda friend says:

    My heart goes out blessings to her family may the lord be with all of you always.

  13. Fred Binns says:

    Peace, comfort and love to friends and family. I will remember Karen as an upstanding contributor and friendly face in the community. R.I.P.

    @ United. Why even speculate something as silly as “she probably thought that she was safer in Jamaica”?! You should refrain from talking about things you know nothing about. Sounds like your only trying to diss Bermuda.

  14. Grace Bell says:

    My condolences to Karen’s Family… I met Karen back in the late eighties, she along with a few other young people who hung out around the Pembroke Youth Center, so proud of her accomplishments as a smart businesswoman. This is so incredibly unfair, a vibrant life snuffed out like this. RIP Karen.

  15. What Next! says:

    Wow!! Sad, sad, news. Nothing that could have ever been imagined. Karen will truly be a miss. My prayers go up for Karen’s mom, Kim and Jr.I am praying for your strength thoughout this tragedy. The Loyal Hill Family are standing along with you.

  16. empora says:

    R.I.P. SISTER KAREN ..JAH GUIDE..

  17. Pastor Maria Seaman says:

    A childhood school class-mate. We grew up in Loyal Hill are. This is sad. The family is in my prayers.

  18. MR G says:

    KAREN I WAS SO SHOCKED TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR DEATH….RIP…..BUT IM GONNA SAY WHAT IM SURE A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE THINKING….I THINK THIS WAS A SET UP….I HOPE THEY FIND THE KILLER AND ALSO THE PERSON(S) WHO SET THIS UP……EVEN IF THAT PERSON IS IN BERMUDA……

  19. Prayers for u says:

    I’m so sorry that this happened to Karen!! No one deserves to die like this!! I’m am still in shock as I would have never imagined this happening to her of all people!! I hope that those who did this are caught immediately and that the family can find closure!! My condolences to all of Karens family and friends!!