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Wanted man who tried to flee to Haiti charged with American’s murder 

Sonniman Walker, the wanted man who was arrested last week while attempting to flee by boat to Haiti, has been charged with last year’s murder of a United States citizen in St James.

Walker, a 21-year-old who is also known as ‘Short Man’, was charged on Wednesday with the murder of 65-year-old Theodore Walling, who was found dead in St James in March of last year.

Walling, a retired quality control inspector, was reportedly vacationing in the island when he was murdered.

It was reported that the American was found inside a room at a guesthouse with multiple stab wounds. Several of his personal belongings were missing.

The police were alerted, and Walling was later pronounced dead.

As part of the police’s probe, surveillance footage was examined at the guesthouse, which revealed a male leaving Walling’s room.

The male was subsequently identified as Walker, who had been seen with Walling hours before his body was discovered.

Subsequent attempts to locate Walker initially failed.

In a renewed attempt to locate him, Walker was listed on the May 12 edition of the police’s new social media initiative, ‘Wanted Wednesdays’, which is geared towards showcasing persons identified as suspects in relation to various serious crimes across the island.

On Friday, May 14, Walker was finally apprehended in Rocky Point, Clarendon while he was attempting to flee to Haiti to escape arrest.

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