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British consul murdered in Jamaica

By |2018-01-16T07:51:49-05:00September 24th, 2009|News|

by Rex Wockner

International News Briefs

The honorary British consul in Montego Bay, Jamaica, was strangled in his home Sept. 9 in a possibly homophobic attack.
John Terry’s nude and beaten body was found with a handwritten note calling him a “batty man,” which means “faggot.”
Police believe Terry knew his killer.
Honorary consuls are volunteers who represent the British government and help people for whom the United Kingdom has consular responsibility. Terry, 65, filled the role for the western end of the island.
Jamaica is considered by human-rights defenders to be one of the world’s most virulently homophobic countries. Gay sex is illegal.

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