Detectives assigned to the Kingston West Division have charged a 15-year-old boy for the August 22 murder of 56-year-old Paula Raphael, shopkeeper of Unity Lane, Kingston 13.

Reports from the Denham Town Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) are that about 11:15 a.m., Raphael was sweeping her yard when she was approached by the teen who shot her several times. She was taken to hospital where she was pronounced dead.

The accused was arrested on Wednesday, September 1 and charged on Wednesday, September 8.

His court date is being finalised.