Third person charged in BVI murder in which a St. Kitts and Nevis national is already in custody
Photo 1 – Essadro Jefferson leaving court on a previous occasion
BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, AUGUST 1ST 2017 – A third person has now been charged in connection with the murder of David Springette in which a national if St. Kitts and Nevis is accused of participating in.
A British Virgin Island Police statement Monday named Essadro Jefferson, 23, as the third person. Jefferson was charged at Her Majesty’s Prison with conspiracy to murder Springette.
The 23-year-old is presently on remand at HM Prison and will appear in the Magistrate’s Court to face his additional charge at a later date.
Photo 2 – Shakeel Ryan (left) and Shakilla Hanley
Meanwhile, conspiracy to murder was also added to the two charges of murder and one charge of attempted murder filed on Friday July 28, 2017 against Shakeel Ryan, a 22-year-old male national of St. Kitts and Nevis and Shakilla Hanley, a 29-year-old female, in the deaths of David Springette and Shawn Richards.
Ryan and Hanley appeared before the Magistrate’s Court on Monday afternoon and were placed on remand.
Photo 3 – Shakeel Ryan leaving the Magistrate’s Court on Monday
Shawn Richards was shot outside his residence in Long Look on the evening of May 6, 2017. Richards succumbed to his injuries on May 8, 2017. Meanwhile, David Springette was also shot outside the Wayside Bar in Fat Hogs Bay on the evening of June 21, 2017. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Springette had survived two earlier attempts made on the life.
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