Man held connection to the murder of Corey Merital

THE Montego Bay police have captured a man who they accept can aid them in their investigation of the shooting death of 32 year old, Derrick Edwards more popularly known to the masses as Corey of dancehall group Merital Family last week Thursday night.

According to the Corporate Communication Unit (CCU), the Jamaica Constabulary information arm, no charges have been laid against the suspect who was picked up on the weekend. Investigations are ongoing.

A past student of St James High School, Edwards — a singjay — was shot and killed by unknown assailants as he approached his car in Ironshore, St James.

The three-man group – Corey, Noel Mason (Blade) and Trovoy Keneale Bracket – from Flankers was once part of incarcerated dancehall artiste Vybz Kartel’s Portmore Empire.

Before gaining fame under Vybz Kartel’s imprint, Merital was known for creating dance moves in Montego Bay. These include dances such as the famous Dutty Wine, made popular by Tony Matterhorn, Frog Back and Buss A Wine.

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The group however rose to fame in 2010 with the single My Money Ha Ha which features Vybz Kartel. Their other tracks include Pray, When We Party and Bad Like We.



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