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Suspect held in relation to murder of St. Hugh's High student and her mother, released

Defence attorney Peter Champagnie
 
A suspect who was held in connection with the murder of 15 year-old St. Hugh's High student Tashai Munda and her mother, 31 year old Shauna-Kaye Scarlett, has been released.
 
The two died in an arson attack at their home on Race Course Road in Salisbury Plain, St. Andrew, two weeks ago. 
 
Defence attorney Peter Champagnie said the suspect, who was Ms Scarlett's common-law husband, was released without charge on Monday following a question and answer session. 
 
Mr. Champagnie said his client strongly denied the allegations against him and is traumatised by the situation. 
 
The Lawrence Tavern Police reported that shortly after 1 o'clock on the morning of Sunday November 25, Ms Scarlett, her daughter and other family members were awakened by a fire that had engulfed the living room of their three-bedroom house. 
 
They escaped through a window.
 
The teenager, her mother and grandmother were injured.
 
Tashai and her mother later succumbed to their injuries. 
 
The grandmother sustained minor burns to her right hand.
 


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