St James man charged with 2017 double murder

ST JAMES, Jamaica— A man has been charged with murder after he reportedly shot and wounded two men who later succumbed to their injuries at the hospital.

Charged is 25-year-old Timoy Spence otherwise called ‘Jeffery’ or ‘Shotty’, a labourer of Irwin in St James.

The deceased have been identified as 44-year-old Andrew Walters otherwise called ‘Dudu’ a carpenter and 64-year-old Donavan Johnson, a farmer, both of Tucker in St James.

Reports from the St James police are that on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 Walters was at home when he was pounced upon by armed men who opened gunfire hitting him. The men then made their way onto the roadway where they saw and opened gunfire on Johnson who was on the roadside. The gunmen escaped in the community.

Both Walters and Johnson succumbed to their injuries at hospital.

Spence was taken into custody on May 19, 2023, during a police-led operation, and a witness statement was recorded on May 20, 2023, police said.

He was charged on Thursday, June 1, during a question-and-answer session.

His court date is being finalised.

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