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Accused killer of US missionaries escapes police custody

Published:Wednesday | January 4, 2017 | 5:01 PM
Dwight Henry escaped police custody while at the Port Maria Hospital

One of the suspects in the killing of two American missionaries in St Mary in April last year has escaped police custody.

Twenty-five-year-old Dwight Henry, otherwise called ‘Dougie’ and ‘Chino’ of Wentworth, St Mary escaped this afternoon.

It’s understood that Henry, who was being held at the Oracabessa Police Station, complained about feeling ill.

He was taken to the Port Maria Hospital this afternoon where he reportedly escaped.

IN PHOTO: Randy Hentzel (left) died of a gunshot wound while Harold Nichols had a gunshot and chop wounds.

Head of the St Mary Police, deputy superintendent Dwight Powell, confirmed the escape but was unable to say how Henry escaped.

Henry was charged with murder and illegal possession of a firearm in June last year.

Andre Thomas was also charged by the police in June 2016 in relation to the murders of the missionaries.

Forty-eight-year-old Randy Hentzel was found dead in Wentworth district in St Mary on Saturday, April 30, and his missionary colleague 53-year-old Harold Nichols was found dead the following day.