Family of murdered Albouystown teen urges suspect to surrender

Jumal Parks
Jumal Parks

By: La’Wanda McAllister 

Family members of 16-year-old Jumal Parks, who was brutally stabbed to death by a group of teenagers, is calling on the wanted suspect to surrender.

So far, two of the three suspects have been arrested and charged for the young man’s murder; they are expected to return to court in November.

Parks, of Albouystown, Georgetown, was killed on October 18.

His mother, Shondelle Wright, told INews that the remaining suspect who is responsible for her son’s murder, often roams the community.

“Presently I am not pleased because I ain’t see no police come back to me and ask me how I making out… everyday I ask and try to find out what the police doing because I want justice,” she said.

“Every day you go on the road you seeing him [the suspect]. He does be in Albouystown by the block, and by the time the Police come he does done gone. He is on the road because every where my daughters them go, they seeing him. Every time we call the Police, by the time,l they come, he get away…,” she explained.

The family is begging anyone with information that might lead to the arrest of the third suspect that is involved in Jumal Parks’ murder, to contact his family on 610-0327, or the nearest Police Station.

According to police, the murder was committed by a 19-year-old labourer of Hunter Street, La Penitence; an 18-year-old unemployed male of West Ruimveldt along with a 17-year-old unemployed male of East La Penitence, Georgetown.

It is suspected that Parks was killed because of a prior disagreement with the three suspects.

Reports are that, on the day in question, one of the suspects armed himself with a piece of wood, and visited the car wash where Parks was working.

The suspects would have advanced towards him, thus resulting in him running into a nearby house where he was brutally beaten and stabbed to the left side chest and his right upper arm.

The stabbing was reportedly done by the 19-year-old while the others dealt him several blows about his body with pieces of wood.