Castries: A man identified as – Delon Jonathan Charlery from St Lucia has been charged for killing his girlfriend, who hales from Antigua and Barbuda.
Charlery appeared in the St John’s Magistrates’ Court on November 25, 2021, for the charge. While soon after the short hearing, he was taken into custody by the police authorities.
The next hearing is expected to take place in the month of March 2022.
He was charged with the count of murder, after two days body of his girlfriend, that is – Zorina Benjamin. She was brutally shot once in the head.
Benjamin was a senior customs officer and was found lifeless at her home in Golden Grove. Charlery has been living in Antigua and Barbuda for more than twenty years.
The police authorities have started their investigation into the matter.
Apart from this, no other information has been provided by the police officials related to the case. It is also yet not known that what was the motive of the killer behind the murder.
The crime rate of Antigua and Barbuda:
This was the thirteenth murder that has been recorded in the island since the start of this year. Benjamin is the third customs officer to have died tragically in the time period of the past 16 months.
Though the island is not having a high crime rate as compared to the other states of the Caribbean and Latin American region, but from time to time, the country records murders, kidnappings and other crime-related activities.
Apart from this, the island would end the State of Emergency in Antigua and Barbuda before December 27, 2021, while the COVID travel restrictions imposed by the island on the other countries with high rates of COVID-19 infections such as – Dominican Republic, Brazil, India, and South Africa would also be lifted in the month of January 2022.