Reggae musician Jamal Andrews murdered in Mendocino-updates and KMUD interviews posted

On Jan. 24, 2012 Jamal Andrews, a member of the Mendocino reggae music group "High Grade Allstars", was shot and killed.  Billy Norbury, a neighbor of Andrews, was arrested for the murder.

According to a press release issued by the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office:
On Jan. 24, 2012, at approximately 9:57 pm, the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 telephone call regarding a shooting incident in the 1700 Block of Road B in Redwood Valley,CA. Mendocino County Sheriff’s Deputies along with Redwood Valley Fire and other medical personnel responded to the location and found the victim outside of  his residence had succumbed to a gunshot injury at the hands of another. Deputies spoke with the victim’s girlfriend and learned that a possible suspect had fled towards his residence on an atv. Mendocino County Sheriffs Deputies learned the suspect lived in close proximity of the victim.

Deputies proceeded to the possible suspect’s residence to contact him regarding the incident. During their contact at his residence, they observed in plain sight items that appeared to link the suspect directly to the shooting incident.  The suspect was placed under arrest and booked into the Mendocino County Jail on the listed charge. Mendocino County Sheriffs Detectives arrived at the scene and are currently conducting further investigation into the incident.

According to an update on this case, provided by the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office:

On Jan. 26, 2012 a Forensic Necropsy was conducted on the victim. The results of the exam showed the victim received two gunshot injuries. One of those gunshots struck the victim in the head and the other in the shoulder. Mendocino County Sheriffs Detectives are continuing their investigation into the victim’s murder.

The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Detectives are requesting anyone with information regarding this investigation to call them at 707-467-9159. Callers can remain anonymous.

Note: in an update on this case, according to KMUD News:
Billy Norbury, the man accused of murdering local musician Jamal Andrews was in court on Tuesday, Jan. 31 to enter a plea, but the entry was delayed until next week.  Billy Norbury of Redwood Valley is charged with shooting Andrews in the head and shoulder last week. The Ukiah Daily Journal reports that Norbury’s estranged wife claimed in a custody battle that Norbury is mentally ill and unstable.  Norbury’s family reportedly disputed the claims in court documents.  Norbury lived about a quarter mile from Andrews in Redwood Valley. Mike Geniella with the Mendocino County District Attorney’s office tells KMUD news that the public defender’s office has been appointed to represent Norbury.  His next hearing is scheduled for February 5th.

Print media links to the story:
Click here to view Lake County News On-Line
Click to view Press Democrat On-Line
Click to view High Grade Allstars MySpace site.

Use the Player below to hear and download Terri Klemetson covering this story, including an interview with Penelope Andrews, cousin of Jamal Andres. The piece aired on KMUD News -Jan. 25, 2012:
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The player below can be used to hear a follow-up on this story done by Terri Klemetson and airing on KMUD News Jan 28, 2012:
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Booking Photo of murder suspect Billy Norbury, age 33. The booking photo was taken for a previous arrest on Jan. 14, 2012 for public intoxication of alcohol:

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