Farmer charged with murder of elderly couple


February 13, 2018
Bodies being removed from a crime scene.

The St Thomas police have formally charged the suspect who was arrested in relation to the double murder of an elderly couple in Retreat, St Thomas, on January 9.

He is 25-year-old Fabian Skervin, farmer of Tulip Road and Soho district both in Seaforth, St Thomas. Skervin has been charged with two counts of murder and two counts of robbery with aggravation. He is scheduled to appear in the St Thomas Parish Court on Wednesday, February 21.

He was arrested in Seaforth district, St Thomas, on February 7.

The elderly couple, 81-year-old Melbourne Flake and his wife, 70-year-old Etta Flake, were found at their home motionless, with their hands and feet bound, on January 9 at about 10:30 a.m. The police were alerted, and they were both taken to hospital where they were pronounced dead.

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