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Johnson charged after St Thomas murder

Published:Thursday | October 29, 2020 | 12:13 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Tivoli Gardens defender Jabeur Johnson has been charged after the shooting death of St Thomas-based businessman Dexter Rhoden in Leith Hall earlier this month.

Head of the Constabulary Communications Unit, Senior Superintendent Stephanie Lindsay, told The Gleaner that Johnson has also been charged with conspiracy to murder, illegal possession of a firearm, and shooting with intent. Two other men were also charged.

Lindsay says all three men are expected to appear in court tomorrow.

“These are allegations, but at the moment, based on all the evidence that were collected by the detectives, they have reason to believe that he is to be charged with these offences, so we will see how that plays out when he has his day in court,” she said.

Johnson, who was released by Arnett Gardens at the end of the of the 2018-19 National Premier League season, has one year remaining on his contract at Tivoli Gardens.