Jamaican Charged With Murder Of American Missionaries

(CMC) – Seven years after the murder of two missionaries from the United States, Andre Thomas, a taxi driver from the eastern parish of St. Mary, Jamaica, has been charged with murder.

The 34-year-old appeared in a corporate area court on Monday.

On the morning of April 30, 2016, the missionaries – Randy Hetzel, 48  and Harold Nichols, 53, were seen leaving the community of Tower Isle in the parish.

Later that day, Hetzel’s body was found in bushes and the body of Nichols was found the following day.

Hentzel died of a gunshot wound, while Nichols had gunshot and chop wounds.

Thomas was jointly charged with Dwight Henry, 32, a farmer, who pleaded guilty to the murder charges, earlier this year.

Henry has been sentenced to life imprisonment, and ordered to serve 28 years, before he is eligible for parole.