St Mary farmer given life in prison

January 20, 2023

Dwight Henry, the St Mary farmer who confessed to murdering two American missionaries in 2016, was today sentenced to life in prison for their murders.

The 32-year-old is to serve 28 years in prison before being considered for parole. 

Henry who was scheduled to go on trial on January 9, recently pleaded guilty to two counts of murder and was sentenced today by Justice Leighton Pusey during an in-camera hearing. 

He was arrested and jointly charged with 34-year-old taxi driver, Andre Thomas, for the murders of 48-year-old Randy Hentzel and 53-year-old Harold Nichols.  

Thomas however who is in custody is maintaining his innocence and is to return to court on Monday, for a trial date to be fixed for the matter. 

The two missionaries were found dead in Wentworth district in St Mary on April 30 and May 1, 2016.  

They were reportedly last seen alive when they left Tower Isle, St Mary, on motorcycles about 8:00 a.m. on April 30, 2016.  

Attorneys-at-law Kerry-Ann Duhaney and Diane Jobson represented Henry while Althea Freeman and Leroy Equiano represented Thomas. 

- Tanesha Mundle

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