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J'can murder suspect held after 19 years on the run

Wednesday, April 02, 2014    

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A Jamaican man on the Massachusetts State Police most wanted list in connection with a 1995 murder was arrested in Pennsylvania in March and is to be extradited to Boston any day now.

According to Pennsylvania State Police, 48-year-old Joslyn Bailey, also known as Richard Bailey, was arrested in Allentown after he was stopped for a traffic violation on Interstate 78 on March 8.

Pennsylvania troopers said Bailey gave them a fake name on a Florida driver's licence and had US$25,000 in the car when he was stopped.

The troopers ran his fingerprints on the spot and found that he was wanted by the Boston police for the slaying of 23-year-old Rolando Coxon, whose body was found on Christmas Day 1995 in Milton, Massachusetts.

Police allege Coxon was shot to death in Bailey's former Boston home and his body was bound, wrapped and dumped behind Milton Town Hall.

Bailey, who is being held without bail at Lehigh County Prison, waived his right to an extradition hearing, clearing the way for him to be transported to Massachusetts for an arraignment.

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