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Suspect remanded in murder of St Elizabeth schoolboys

Published:Wednesday | January 29, 2014 | 4:36 PM

ST ELIZABETH, Jamaica:

The 29-year-old St Elizabeth man charged with the murders of schoolboys Ashnell Coke and Desrick Williams, both 15 years old, was today remanded when he appeared in the Santa Cruz Resident Magistrate's Court.




The accused, Alton Baker of Thornton district, St Elizabeth and Manchester addresses is to reappear in court on February 10.



In court today, Baker was ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation.



He was charged over the weekend for the January 2014 murders.



The bodies of Coke, who was a student of the Maggoty High School, and Williams, who attended the Balaclava High School, were found in Thornton district in North East St Elizabeth with chop wounds to the head.



At the time of the murders Baker was out on bail in relation to an incident of wounding with intent in Manchester in November last year.



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