Two men charged for Clarendon teacher's death

April 13, 2021
Nattalie Dawkins

Two men have been charged in relation to the death of Clarendon teacher Nattalie Dawkins.

Charged with murder, abduction, burglary, illegal possession of firearm and ammunition, and assault with intent to rape are 20-year-old Eladio Goulbourne of Sandy Bay district and 19-year-old Mario Headley of Palmers Cross district, both in Clarendon.

Reports are that about 10:50 p.m., both men, accompanied by a third assailant –20-year-old Jeff Bedward of Bellas Gate, St. Catherine—lured Dawkins from inside her house by setting off the alarm to her car.

The men then held her at gunpoint, forced her back inside her home and proceeded to rob her of two television sets, a laptop, a tablet, a cellular phone and a hand bag.

The gunmen then took Dawkins in her motor car and drove her to an abandoned area where she was assaulted and killed.

Dawkins was subsequently reported missing and an investigation immediately launched into her disappearance.

On Saturday, April 3, lawmen, acting on information, intercepted Bedward and another man as they attempted to sell the victim’s stolen motor vehicle.

Bedward was fatally shot while the other man escaped. A firearm and the stolen motor vehicle were subsequently seized following this incident.

Police also recovered one of the stolen televisions at Bedward’s home.

On Thursday, April 8, Dawkins’ body was found in bushes.

Additional intelligence led to the arrest of Headley and Goulbourne who confessed to the crime in the presence of Justices of the Peace on Friday, April 9 and Saturday, April 10 respectively.

Dawkins’ ATM card was also found in Goulbourne’s possession.

Their court dates are being finalised.

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