Thompson and Jenkins are accused of killing Dennis Anthony Williams
In the courtroom of Senior Magistrate Sharon Frazer, Ashton Thompson, 18, a resident of #101 Cemetery Road, and Stephan Jenkins, 18, a resident of #15 Mayflower Street, were charged with murder.
Police believe that Thompson and Jenkins are the youth who shot and killed Dennis Anthony Williams, 54, last Thursday, November 8, 2012.
Williams, an employee of Three Stars Quality Chicken located at #46 Vernon Street, was at work at midday, when at least four persons attempted to rob the business at gunpoint.
Williams put up a fight, but during the struggle with one of the assailants, he was fatally shot. Police quickly responded to the scene and were able to apprehend Thompson and Jenkins, the men they believe to be the ones responsible for Williams’ death.
No pleas were taken from the men because the charges are indictable and will be heard in the Supreme Court.
Thompson was additionally charged for keeping a firearm without a gun license for a black Taurus brand 9mm pistol, and for keeping (3) 9mm live TMZ Lugar brand, rounds of ammunition without a gun license.
It is noteworthy that both Thompson and Jenkins told the court that they just graduated from Gwen Lizarraga High School, and when asked if he knew Thompson from school, Jenkins answered yes.
The men are to report back to court on December 13, 2012.