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Second man charged in connection with murder of US missionaries

Published:Wednesday | June 29, 2016 | 12:00 AM

A second man, 25-year-old Dwight Henry, otherwise called 'Dougie' or 'Chino', has been charged in relation to the murders of two American missionaries in St Mary on April 30.

Police Commissioner of Police Dr Carl Williams, has since congratulated the team of investigators from the St Mary Division for their persistence and dedication in bringing persons forward to answer to the crimes.

Henry was questioned in the presence of his attorney and was formally charged on Wednesday with murder and illegal possession of firearm.

Randy Hentzel, 48, and Harold Nichols, 53, were both found dead in Wentworth district in St Mary on April 30 and May 1, respectively.

It is reported that both men were last seen alive on April 30 approximately 8 a.m. on motorcycles in Tower Isle, St Mary.

Just last week, Assistant Commissioner of Police Ealan Powell announced that the first suspect in the murders, André Thomas, would have to answer to murder-related charges.

Thomas was charged with two counts of murder.