Rushawn Patterson Charged With Influencer Slickianna’s Murder

Black Immigrant Daily News

The content originally appeared on: Urban Islandz

The Jamaica Constabulary Force has charged 33-year-old Rushawn Patterson with murder and another man for misprision in relation to the murder of social media influencer 35-year-old Aneka Townsend, otherwise called ‘Kayan’ or ‘Slickianna.’

Patterson had previously hidden from police after being named as a person of interest and was later captured at a guest house in Hanover.

The JCF said on Friday that the influencer had traveled from Kingston to meet Patterson, who goes by the name of ‘Chizzie’ on Thursday, October 20.

“Ms. Townsend travelled from Kingston to Montego Bay where she was picked up by Patterson at approximately 7:30 p.m. During the course of the evening, they visited a restaurant in Hanover and a guest house in St James. At some point during the night an argument developed between them, which resulted in Patterson strangling Ms Townsend and disposing of her body,” a JCF statement said.

The statement also said that 47-year-old Security Guard Rohan Rose, otherwise called ‘Early B,’ has been charged with Misprision of a Felony in relation to this same matter. Misprision of a felony is a crime that occurs when someone knows a felony has been committed but fails to inform the authorities.

Rushane Patterson

Patterson’s charge comes weeks after public pressure as fans of the influencer somehow found information to suggest that he and the influencer were known to each other and were flirting on social media. He was also said to be seen in videos with her in her last living moments.

Townsend’s body fished out of the sea at Reading in St. James on the morning of Friday, October 21, 2022. The JCF says that her autopsy showed her cause of death was strangulation.

“The post-mortem estimates that Ms Townsend was killed at some time between the hours of 11:00 p.m. Thursday, October 20 and 9:00 a.m. October 21,” the JCF statement read.

The statement added that the investigation to charge him was a result of “forensic, cyber-forensic and other technological evidence collected.”

The statement added, “in the three weeks since the investigation into her death began, St James and Hanover police have conducted a high-level investigation that has benefitted from the support of the Area 1 Operational Support Team, the Communication Forensic & Cybercrime Division (CFCD), the National Intelligence Bureau (NIB), the Technical Services Division (TSD), the Specialised Operations Branch, the Jamaica Defence Force, as well as Jamaica Eye.”

In the meantime, Patterson has been charged with assault stemming from an incident in 2018 in which he allegedly choked his ex-girlfriend over her relationship with her new man.

The police also said that it was investigating other allegations that Patterson is allegedly a serial rapist and “may have been involved in other incidents similar to those for which he has been charged.”

The police are asking for the public’s help in reporting any crimes Patterson may have committed against.

WANTED: Have you seen these men? Loop Cayman Islands

Black Immigrant Daily News

The content originally appeared on: Cayman Compass

The RCIPS is seeking the public’s assistance in locating 48-year-old Al Handel Pearson and 35-year-old Mitchum Kenjo Wood, who are both wanted in relation to several burglary offences.

Pearson is about 6’2″ tall, bald, of slim build and dark complexion. He is known to frequent the George Town area.

Wood is about 5’11” tall, of slim build and brown complexion with dark hair. He is known to frequent the Bodden Town area.

Anyone who sights either man is asked to call 9-1-1 immediately. Otherwise, anyone with any information on their whereabouts is asked to contact the George Town Police Station at 949-4222.

The public is being reminded that according to the Police Act (2021 Revision), it is an offence to obstruct, mislead or act in such a way as to prevent the apprehension of a person who has committed an offence. If prosecuted under this section, you may be liable on conviction to a fine of $5000 or imprisonment for two years or both.

Anonymous tips can be provided directly to the RCIPS via our Confidential Tip Line at 949-7777, or via our website.

MOBO Announces Best Caribbean Act Replaces Reggae Category, Nominees List

Black Immigrant Daily News

The content originally appeared on: Urban Islandz

Six renowned dancehall artists are in the running for this year’s Music of Black Origin (MOBO) awards for best Caribbean Music Act. They are Spice, Koffee, Skillibeng, Popcaan, Shenseea, and Sean Paul.

The nominations were announced on Friday in London, and this will be the first year that the category will be called the Best Caribbean Music Act. It was previously known as the Best Reggae Act category, which was the original name given to it back in 1997.

Last year’s winner of the Best Reggae Act category was Shenseea.

This year is special for MOBO as the award show will celebrate its 25th anniversary, and the organizers are hoping to go all out at the OVO Arena in London later this month on November 30.

MOBO’s Founder, Kanya King CBE, has already said that the show will be the biggest celebration ever created and that the hope is that the award show continues to be a beacon for the best talent the UK has to offer.

“MOBO continues to rise and create a cultural and social footprint, it will continue to be an agent for positive change in arts, culture, music, and society as a whole. Via our MOBOLISE career development platform we aim to create meaningful change, opportunities, and equality in the workplace,” she also said on the organization’s website.

This year, another new category will also be introduced. The first ever Best Electronic/Dance Act will see nominees Anz, Eliza Rose, FKA twigs, Jax Jones, Nia Archives, and SHERELLE compete for the award.

Check out some of the categories and nominees below:

Best Caribbean Music ActKoffeePopcaanSean PaulShenseeaSkillibengSpice

Best Male Act

Central CeeDaveD-Block EuropeDigga DKnucksTion Wayne

Best Female Act

Little SimzMahaliaMiraa MayMs BanksPinkpantheressTiana Major9

Album Of The Year

Aitch – Close To HomeKnucks – Alpha PlaceKojey Radical – Reason To SmileLittle Simz – Sometimes I Might Be IntrovertM Huncho – Chasing EuphoriaMiraa May – Tales Of A Miracle

Song Of The Year

Aitch Feat. Ashanti – “Baby”Central Cee – “doja”Dave – “Starlight”Digga D & Stillbrickin – “Pump 101”Dreya Mac, Felixthe1st & Finch Fetti – “Own Brand (Baddie)”Potter Payper Feat. Tiggs Da Author – “Gangsteritus”

Best Hip Hop Act

D-Block EuropeKnucksKojey RadicalLittle SimzPotter PayperYoungs Teflon

Best International Act

BeyoncéBurna BoyChris BrownDrakeJack HarlowJazmine SullivanKendrick LamarSkillibengSummer WalkerTems

Best African Music Act

Adekunle Gold (Nigeria)Asake (Nigeria)Burna Boy (Nigeria)Fireboy DML (Nigeria)Kabza De Small (South Africa)Omah Lay (Nigeria)Oxlade (Nigeria)Pheelz (Nigeria)Rema (Nigeria)Tems (Nigeria)

Best Hip Hop Act In Association With Mixtape MadnessD-Block EuropeKnucksKojey RadicalLittle SimzPotter PayperYoungs Teflon

Best Drill Act Supported By Trench – [public Voted Category]Central CeeDigga DHeadie OneIvorian DollK-trapKwengfaceM24Russ MillionsUnknown TV9