Omar Collymore, the man who was apprehended at a guest house in St Elizabeth on Wednesday after having eluded the police for days after a warrant was issued for his arrest for the murder of his wife and a taxi operator, has been slapped with the charges.
Collymore has been charged with two counts of murder in connection with the death of his wife, Simone, and the taxi operator, Winston Walters.
The charges were reportedly laid over the weekend after a question and answer session with the accused.
He is expected to appear in court later this week.
Police investigators believe the United States citizen was planning to leave the island by boat when he was nabbed in St Elizabeth.
He had previously been held at a local airport, where he was reportedly first preparing to leave the island after the January 2 murder of his wife and Walters. Documents which he was said to have handed over to the police at the time were reportedly falsified, but he was somehow released from custody.
Mrs Collymore and Walters were killed execution-style about 4:00 p.m. at Stanley Terrace in the Red Hills area of St Andrew as they arrived at an apartment building where Collymore lived. Mrs Collymore was reportedly being driven home by Walters.
The killing involved four men on two motorbikes, who reportedly rode up, following which the pillions got off the cycles and advanced to the taxi in which Collymore and Walters were seated, and pumped bullets into each of them.
Both victims died on the spot.
On January 19, Collymore was himself shot while seated in a car with another passenger in the parking lot of an insurance company’s office in New Kingston. A lone gunman approached the vehicle and fired repeatedly at the occupants before making his escape.
Collymore survived that attack.
Intensive investigations by detectives from the Constant Spring Police Station led to the warrant being issued for Colloymore’s arrest last week.