Ernest Thurton Jr. and Jasper Brannon charged for Murders of Frank James and Robert Young Print E-mail
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Monday, 31 December 2012 00:00

ErnestPolice have cracked a double murder case that occurred two months ago. On Monday, December 24th, 20-year-old Ernest Thurton Jr. and 22-year-old Jasper Brannon, appeared before Chief Magistrate Anne Marie Smith where they were read two charges of murder in the shooting deaths of Frank James and Robert Young which occurred on October 25th, 2012.

No plea was taken since the charges will be dealt with on indictment and bail could not be offered at the Magistrate’s Court. Thurton and Brannon were remanded to the Belize Central Prison until their next scheduled court appearance on January 31st, 2013.

The murder of James and Young occurred just before 11:00 p.m. at a dockyard near the Northern Fisherman Cooperative on New Road. Residents of the area said they heard several gunshots and when police arrived at the scene they found the bodies of 35-year-old Frank James on the side of the street and 43-year-old Robert Young in the dockyard. According to police, James was shot once to the left side of the abdomen, twice to the right calf and once to the left wrist.  Young was shot to the left ear, right side of his head and right side of his neck.