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Man ordered extradited to US after allegedly shooting wife then fleeing to Jamaica

Published:Wednesday | March 8, 2017 | 12:46 PM

A Jamaican man who allegedly shot his wife during a domestic dispute in the United States before fleeing the country was today ordered extradited.

"God speed to you," Parish Judge Vaughn Smith told Denny John after ordering that he be sent back to the US to stand trial.

Prosecutors in the US have alleged that John and his wife were having an argument when he pulled a firearm and fired one bullet at her.

The bullet missed and his wife reportedly ran and tried to hide under a bed.

According to an affidavit, his wife gave to US prosecutors, John broke free from his sister-in-law when she tried to intervene, pointed the gun under the bed and again opened fire.

His wife reported that the bullet pierced her side, under her breast, leaving her in severe pain and bleeding profusely.

John's sister-in-law, in her affidavit, said he then pointed the gun to his head and pulled the trigger, but the firearm did not fire.