Second man charged with killing American missionaries in Jamaica

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KINGSTON, Jamaica, Thursday June 30, 2016 – Police have charged a second man for the killing two American missionaries a month ago.

Dwight Henry, 25, who had been in custody since June 24 but was only charged yesterday, joins Andre Thomas in being accused of killing Randy Hentzel, 48, and Harold Nichols, 53.

The Americans were found dead in the northeastern parish St. Mary, where both Henry and Thomas live.

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MURDERED: Randy Hentzel (left) and Harold Nichols (right).


Commissioner of Police Dr Carl Williams commended investigators for their “hard work and dedication in bringing these men to answer to this crime”.

Both Hentzel and Nichols, who were attached to the Pennsylvannia-based Christian charity TEAMS for Medical Missions, had been living in Jamaica for several years.

They had left their homes in St. Mary, on motorcycles, on April 30 to carry out some missionary work in Albion Mountain in the same parish. Hentzel’s body was discovered that afternoon and Nichols’ body was found the following day.

Autopsies confirmed that Hentzel died of a gunshot wound while Nichols was shot and chopped.

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