April 28 2012
– A boy of 17 with a tattoo on his forehead was arrested on Tuesday for the drug-fuelled slaying of a 22-year-old in March after his father turned him in.
And the distinctive tattoo of a gun between his eyebrows could pose a challenge for his defence lawyers.
Jimmy Clemons Jr. is charged with first-degree murder after allegedly targeting Valley Alexandre after leaving a house party in the Lake Worth area of Palm Beach.
Distinctive: Jimmy Clemons has a gun tattooed on his forehead
Witnesses told police Clemons wanted to rob his victim of a stash of drugs he was carrying, according to the Palm Beach Post.
The newspaper reported that Alexandre drove to the 600 block of Ridge Road where he met with two men who climbed into the back of his car.
One man grabbed Alexandre in a headlock and pointed a gun to his head.
A passenger in the car who said he jumped out before hearing gunshots identified Clemons as the person who entered the car and assaulted Alexandre with the gun.
Less than 24 hours after the fatal attack Clemons’ mother and aunt were shot dead in the Clemons’ living room in Boynton Beach, where they were swaping beauty tips.
Detectives told the paper they believed Clemons had been the intended target and that the sisters, Janice Rahming, 54, and Daphne Clemons, 41, had got in the way.
In the days following the killings Clemons’ father, Jimmy Clemons Sr., confronted his son, who was no longer living with him after discovering that his 9mm Ruger was missing from the drawer where he kept it.
Scene: Alexandre allegedly drove to the 600 block of Ridge Road where he met with two men who climbed into the back of his car. One man grabbed Alexandre in a headlock and pointed a gun to his head
Clemons allegedly admitted to having taken the gun for ‘protection’ and slipped it back into the drawer when his father went to tell police.
‘That’s what you gotta do,’ Clemons Sr. told the Post. ‘He’s a juvenile. I didn’t have a choice.’
Clemons faces charges of burglary, grand theft of a firearm and possession of a firearm by a minor.
He was released on $5,000 bail and ordered to have no contact with any weapons.
– Laura Cox