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Four Jamaican survivors on ill-fated Miami boat were previously deported from US - Prosecutors

Published:Sunday | October 27, 2013 | 11:39 AM

Prosecutors in Florida have revealed that four of the persons who survived the ordeal were Jamaicans with felony convictions who were deported from the US.



They are 30-year-old Matthew Williams, 40-year-old Everton Jones, also known as ‘Everton Bryce’, and 35-year-old Kenard Hagigal.



And prosecutors say another Jamaican on the ill-fated boat, Sean Gaynor, was also deported from the US.



US authorities say six survivors have been charged with attempted alien smuggling and illegal re-entry into the US, but did not indicate if the Jamaicans were among those facing criminal charges.



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