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Man accused of slaying missionary from WNY

Posted at 11:23 AM, Jun 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-25 10:38:23-04

Police in Jamaica believe the have caught the man responsible for killing two U.S. missionaries.

Harold Nichols, 53, from Cattaraugus County and Randy Hetzel from Iowa were both found dead earlier this year. Both men lived and worked in Jamaica, building homes for impoverished families.

According to the Jamaica Observer, police have arrested 25-year-old Andre Thomas. He is charged with murder and illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition. He is also facing additional but unrelated charged under the Sexual Offenses Act.

The Jamaica Observer also reports that the motive for the murders was robbery.

Police say another man by the name of Dwight Henry is also wanted for questioning.