Long Look residents Rowan Arlington Pickering, 60, and Miriam Kimberley May, 34, were each charged with one count of perverting the course of justice in connection with the ongoing investigation into the Feb. 6 murder of Yan Edwards, police announced last Thursday.
Ms. May was also charged with giving false information to the police, according to the Police Information Office. Ms. May and Mr. Pickering were each granted bail of $5,000 to appear before Magistrates’ Court on April 20, police said.
Mr. Edwards, who was facing a murder charge for a 2011 killing, succumbed to gunshot wounds he sustained at Parham Town in East End at about 6 p.m. The Long Look 42-year-old was seated outside a “business establishment” when he was shot, and he was later pronounced dead at the scene, according to police, who did not name the business. No one else was injured in the incident, police said.
A week after Mr. Edwards’ death, the National Security Council announced that it had green-lighted a proposal to offer a $20,000 reward for information leading to the successful prosecution of his killers.
The same reward is offered in connection with the separate shooting death of 23-year-old St. Vincent and the Grenadines native Jahkeem Christopher on Feb. 12 near the House of Assembly building in Road Town.
In connection with Mr. Christopher’s death, Greenland resident Hasani Frett has been charged with the murder, inflicting grievous bodily harm, and possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life, police said.
But they have also said that other people were involved in the killing as well. Information can be provided anonymously to the Crime Stoppers hotline locally at 800-8477 or internationally at 284-800-8477. Detectives can also be reached directly at 368-9345.