Murder charge for third suspect

Earlsfield "Earlfred " James

A charge of murder has been filed against Fort Road resident Earlsfield James who surrendered to police on Thursday, several days after a wanted bulletin was issued for him.

The charge is in relation to the killing of 31-year-old Kemmoy Jeffers, also of Fort Road. Jeffers’ body was found nearby a house last week Friday, April 27. His death came after an hour-long incident involving residents whom he allegedly attacked in the area that night.

Residents later claimed that they reported Jeffers’ behaviour to the police but lawmen allegedly did not show up until after Jeffers had already been tied up by the left leg and neck, and killed.

James, a national of Dominica, is the third person charged for the killing and he is expected in court on Monday for a committal date. In the meanwhile, he would be remanded to prison.

Earlier this week, police charged Clarence Ira “Wadada” Thomas, 63, and Raeleen “Shelly” Whynn, 29, for Jeffers’ alleged murder. Both accused who live at Fort Road have been remanded to prison and their committal date is June 28.