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July 29, 2014
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Taxi driver remanded for alleged kidnapping
Rasbert Turner, Star Writer

Joseph Walker, the taxi driver who is charged with murder of two St James women who were killed two years ago while attending Boys and Girls' Athletics Championships, was remanded when he appeared in court last Thursday.

Walker is charged with the deaths of 23-year-old Nyoka Campbell, and Johnoy Campbell, 21, of Glendevon district, St James.

When the matter was mentioned in the Spanish Town Resident Magistrate's Court, the case was put off until August 8.

The accused who is being represented by attorney-at-Law Tom Tavares-Finson was remanded until that date.

Allegations are that during the 2012 Boys and Girls' Athletics Championships, the two women took a taxi driven by Walker in Montego Bay, St James.

They were never seen again and attempts to contact them by phone proved futile.

A report was made to the police and during a search the bodies of both women were found with multiple stab wounds in Spring Village, St Catherine.

An investigation was launched by the St Catherine South police, which resulted in Walker's arrest in Portmore, St Catherine, last year.

He was subsequently charged with two counts of murder by Detective Corporal André Smith of the Old Harbour Police Station.

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