Crime — 06 November 2012 — by Rochelle Gillett
Leon Yorke, 27, charged with murder

Police say Yorke murdered David John Myvette, 43

Today, Leon Yorke, 27, a resident of #40B Berry Street, was taken before Chief Magistrate Ann-Marie Smith, where he was charged with murder and escape.

Police say that Yorke is the man who shot and killed David John Myvette, 43, last week Wednesday, October 31, while on his worksite, Electric Avenue, a street in the Lake Independence area.

Myvette, who worked with Meheia’s United Construction Company, was cementing the street on Wednesday morning when at about 9:30, he was approached by a dark-complexioned man who shot him in his head and body.

He was rushed to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital, where he died shortly after arriving. Police are not sure what the motive was for his killing, but his friends and family believe that it was a case of mistaken identity.

No plea was taken from Yorke, as murder is an indictable offense, which will be heard in the Supreme Court.

Yorke was also charged with escape, because, according to police, he escaped on November 2, 2012. But Yorke claimed that he was trying to get in touch with his family so they would know where he was.

No plea was taken from him in this matter either, as today, the Chief Magistrate informed the prosecutor that escape is now an indictable offense.

Yorke was remanded to the Hattieville Prison until his next court appearance on December 11, 2012.

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