Sources have confirmed that a former employee, employed to Moncrieffe’s Patio Shop attacked his bosses after he found out that they were failing to make payments to the NHT after deducting money from his salary for years.
The employee was said to have worked with the Moncrieffe’s since he left school.
He was said to be in the process of buying a house through the NHT; however when he visited the NHT offices he was told there was no records of any contribution made in his name.The employee visited the Moncrieffe’s 2 times to ascertain why money taken from his salary was not being paid over to the NHT. Sources say he was fired.
He returned on Friday for a meeting which went south when he learnt that there was no money forthcoming. In a bloody, murderous rampage at Moncrieffe’s Patio Shop at 471/4 Old Hope Road, St Andrew, co-founder Barbara Moncrieffe was killed; her husband, Vassell, as well as cousins – 19-year-old Jadene Wilson, acting assistant manager, and 18-year-old Jenelle Roach, acting secretary – seriously injured.
The police were unable to give details of the incident, but people who claimed to be eye witnesses said the male employee went to the business place on Old HopeRoad in StAndrew around 12:30 pm where an altercation ensued.
According to Director of Bogues Brothers Industries Limited, Arthur Bogues, whosebusiness is right beside Moncrieffe’s Patio Shop, he initially was unaware of the incident,
but soon sensed that things wereamiss.
“I’m a justice of the peace in thisarea, and when I came backfrom lunch, I passed and I sawa group outside the shop, itdidn’t looked like the usualgroup. I saw a communitymember limping around thereand I asked if everything okaybut nobody said anything, so Iwent to my office,” Bogues toldthe Jamaica Observer.
Bogues stated that by the time he reached over, he saw Moncrieffe’s wife, whohe saidlooked like she had already died, on a piece of board being taken fromthe building.
He said from what he understood, Moncrieffe was dealt a blow to the head by apiece ofpipe and his wife assaulted by a hammer.
Bogues said the two injured women worked as secretaries with theMoncrieffe’s establishment.
“When me come over, me see Mr Moncrieffe a di door a hold di door and blooda flow fromhim. I was going to assist him to a car when he said ‘no, no‘, hiswife is in the office and itseem like she dead, so him know from then that shemight be dead,” the man stated.
The Moncrieffes lost their Kingston home to an electrical fire sometime last year.