Young Jamaican lawyer and advocate for the poor and marginalized got killed

Fairclough, was shot dead as she drove her car in the Brook Green area of the northern resort town of Ocho Rios Friday evening. She succumbed to her wounds at hospital.

Her mother who was a passenger in the vehicle was also shot and has been admitted to hospital in a “serious but stable condition”, police sources confirmed yesterday.

Initial police reports are that a car drove up alongside that which Fairclough and her mom were in and armed men started firing into the vehicle hitting Fairclough in the upper body and leg.

Police said that Fairclough’s mother was shot in the abdomen.

One police source said that the incident had all the ingredients of a contract-style killing but insisted that it was too early to conclude that.

“We are continuing our investigations. So far we have no leads but we will stop at nothing to apprehend the attackers,” one senior police officer who asked not to be named because he was not leading the investigation.

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