Police Constable Kasroy Simon has been charged with the murder of a Jamaican woman in Antigua.
Simon, who was on suspension from the force for an unrelated matter, was arrested earlier this week after an autopsy revealed that Jamaican Nicoma McFarlane was strangled to death, contrary to crime scene indication which suggested she injected bleach and slit her own wrist.
He was formally charged on Thursday night, while being detained at the Langfords Police Station.
McFarlane was discovered by her mother in their Freeman’s Village home on February 7, 2019. This is the island’s first recorded homicide.
Recommendations have been formally made for Simon’s dismissal from the Royal Antigua & Barbuda Police Force.
The victim, who reportedly rejected continuous advances from the accused, were said to have been acquainted with him prior to her move to Antigua late last year to care for her mother who was scheduled for invasive surgery on February 28, 2019.