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Suspect linked to death of Rihanna’s cousin arrested and charged with murder


Getty Images via ABCThe Barbados publication Nation News reports that a suspect linked to the murder of Rihanna‘s cousin — 21-year-old Tavon Kaiseen Alleyn — has been arrested and charged.  

Shawayne Dashawn Williams, 23, appeared in the District “A” Magistrates’ Court Wednesday in Bridgetown, Barbados. He was “not required to plead to the indictable offense,” the paper reports, and is due back in court January 31.  

As previously reported, Alleyn was shot multiple times and killed while walking near his home in Lakes Close, Eden Lodge, Saint Michael around 7 p.m. on December 26. Soon after, Rihanna posted a series of photos of her and Alleyn on Instagram while mourning his death.   

She wrote, “RIP cousin… can’t believe it was just last night that I held you in my arms! never thought that would be the last time I felt the warmth in your body!!! Love you always man!”

Rihanna also added the hashtag, “#endgunviolence.” 

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