Sunday 29 March, 2020

Young couple charged with elderly Jamaican-Canadians’ murder, remanded

Melbourne and Etta Flake

Melbourne and Etta Flake

Monday, March 12 is the new mention date for murder accused, 25-year-old Fabian Skervin and his girlfriend, Nekia Thompson.

The two are before the St Thomas Parish Court for the brutal murder of Jamaican-Canadian returning residents, 81-year-old Melbourne Flake, and his 70-year-old wife, Etta, at their vacation home in Retreat, St Thomas on January 9.

The date was set when Skervin and Thompson appeared in court on Thursday. They were remanded in custody and a bail application is expected to be made when they next appear in court.

Skervin and Thompson are each charged with two counts of murder and one count of robbery with aggravation, for the slaying and robbery of the elderly couple.

The Flakes were found at their home with their heads bashed in, with robbery being suspected to have been the motive for the killings.

Following investigations, Skervin and Thompson were arrested and charged.

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