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25-y-o faces court next week for murder of elderly couple

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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FABIAN Skervin, 25, has been charged in relation to the double murder of an elderly couple in Retreat, St Thomas, last month.

Skervin, a farmer of Tulip Road and Soho district, both in Seaforth, St Thomas, has been charged with two counts of murder and two counts of robbery with aggravation.

A release from the communication arm of the Jamaica Constabulary Force, Corporate Communications Unit, said he is scheduled to appear in the St Thomas Parish court on February 21.

Skervin was arrested in Seaforth district on February 7.

The elderly couple — 81-year-old Melbourne Flake and his wife Etta, 70, — were found at their home motionless, with their hands and feet bound and motionless on January 9 about 10:30 am. The police were alerted and they were taken to hospital where they were pronounced dead.

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