Nearly two months after he was arrested and charged with the double murder of his wife and a taxi driver, Jamaican-Barbadian-American businessman Omar ‘Best Collymore is yet to settle legal representation because of a lack of funds.
When he appeared before the Gun Court section of the St Andrew Parish Court last week, he told the parish judge that he was still in the process of sourcing funds to hire an attorney.
He was remanded until Wednesday, April 4.
The 35-year-old Collymore, Dwight Pink, and 27-year-old laborer Michael Adams have been charged with the double murder of Collymore’s wife, 32-year-old Simone Campbell-Collymore and 36-year-old taxi driver, Winston Walters. The three men are also charged with conspiracy to murder.
Campbell Collymore and Walters were shot and killed execution style by four men traveling on two motorbikes as she arrived home at her apartment complex at Stanley Terrace, near Red Hills, St Andrew on January 2.
Collymore was nabbed by detectives during an early morning operation at a guest house in St Elizabeth in early February. He had earlier been listed as a person of interest and asked to surrender to the police but instead went on the run. At the time of his arrest, he was reportedly making arrangements to flee the country by boat.
His co-accused are also due back in court on April 5.