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Jamaican man charged with Bahamian in ill-fated Miami boat incident

Published:Sunday | October 27, 2013 | 11:46 AM

United States law enforcement authorities have file criminal charges against a Jamaican man on the ill-fated boat that capsized off the coast of Miami over a week ago, killing four Haitian women.



He has been identified as 38-year-old George Lewis, who federal authorities say was previously deported from the US.



According to a 24-count grand jury indictment unsealed in Florida, Lewis and the captain of the vessel, 53-year-old Bahamian national Naaman Davis, have been charged with conspiring to smuggle migrants into the US and causing their deaths.



If convicted, the men could face the death penalty or life in prison.



The four Haitian women drowned after their overcrowded smuggling boat capsized in waters off Miami 10 days ago.



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