Cab­bie re­manded for mur­der

The Star (Jamaica) - - FRONT PAGE - RASBERT TURNER STAR Writer

Ataxi op­er­a­tor who is charged with the mur­der of two women was again re­manded when he ap­peared in the St Cather­ine Cir­cuit Court on Fri­day.

Joseph Walker, 30, from Orange Hill, West­more­land, and Port­more, St Cather­ine, is charged with the deaths of John­noy and Nyoka Camp­bell (no re­la­tion), both from Glen­de­von, St James.

When Walker ap­peared be­fore Jus­tice Dale Palmer, he was or­dered re­manded un­til Novem­ber 18, 2016, when the mat­ter will again be men­tioned.

The al­le­ga­tions are that in March 2012, the ac­cused was the driver of the taxi that the two women char­tered in Mon­tego Bay, St James, to take them to the Boys and Girls’ Ath­let­ics Cham­pi­onship, which was be­ing held at the Na­tional Sta­dium in Kingston.

It is re­ported that they were last con­tacted by rel­a­tives upon reach­ing a sec­tion of St Cather­ine and were not heard from again.

A re­port was made to the po­lice in St Cather­ine and an in­ves­ti­ga­tion launched. About a week later, the mu­ti­lated bod­ies of the two women were found in bushes near Spring Vil­lage, St Cather­ine.

The po­lice con­tin­ued their in­ves­ti­ga­tions which led to the ar­rest and charge of Walker in 2014. He was held in Port­more.

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