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Couple charged with murder

A 42-year-old man and a 23-year-old woman were charged yesterday with the murder of Elex Tina McKenzie, who was suffocated and left on the side of a road in a garbage bag.

Benjamin McPhee of Wulff Road, and Shanice Rolle of Doris Johnson Estates, were arraigned yesterday in a magistrate’s court for McKenzie’s March 21 murder.

They were not required to plead to the charge, and were remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison, Fox Hill.

McKenzie’s body was found on Monday off Prince Charles Drive. Her head and hands were bound with duct taped, she was stabbed to the right arm and stuffed in a garbage bag.

Police discovered a car, which they believe belonged to the victim, at Doris Johnson High School on Tuesday.

The Nassau Guardianwas informed that a copy of a March 10 article from this newspaper, on the murder of Omar Hanna, was found next to the body.

Hanna was shot multiple times about the body and left dead on a dirt road east of Bacardi Road.

Police are investigating the possibility that the homicides may be connected.

In court yesterday, McPhee was shaking his head while wiping tears from his eyes with the sleeve of his jacket.

The matter will proceed by way of a voluntary bill of indictment(VBI)on June 15, which would fast track the case to the Supreme Court.

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