August 16, 2022

Well-known western Jamaica lawyer Morrel Beckford dies abruptly | News

Janet Silvera, Senior Gleaner Author

A single of western Jamaica’s most senior prison defence attorneys, Morrel Beckford, has died.

Beckford reportedly turned unwell during just one of his typical morning runs.

He was taken to the Savanna-La-Mar Medical center where by he was pronounced useless.

Beckford was a common 10 kilometre/marathon runner, who gained his age team through well-liked operates this sort of as the MoBay Metropolis Operate.

According to pals close to the 50-yr-aged companion at the regulation company Beckford, Smith and Wade, the lawyer was managing on Saturday and complained of not sensation effectively.

Even so, this early morning he woke up sensation better and went working once again.

10 minutes into the operate he complained of nausea, started vomiting and then fainted.

He was rushed to the Savanna-la-Mar medical center where by he was pronounced lifeless.

His dying has remaining a gloom about the legal fraternity with fast past president of the Cornwall Bar Association, Lambert Johnson, grappling with a tone of unhappiness.

“This was the most unpredicted information, and it has left us mourning and in shock,” Johnson instructed The Gleaner.

Beckford was reportedly coaching for a marathon in Peru in South The usa afterwards this 12 months.

Recent president of the Cornwall Bar, Michael Hemmings, was much too hurt to communicate of Beckford’s premature passing.

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