By: Spokesman Newsroom

BASSETERRE, St.Kitts (MONDAY, 29TH JANUARY, 2018)- Wayne ‘Spyer’ Chapman, 52, was  the main suspect in connection with the murder of his girlfriend Shirley Dawn Morton, and now police have officially charged him with the crime.

A police press release issued last night (28th January) relayed the information about the Bucks Hill, Hanley’s Road resident.

On Sunday 21st January, after responding to a report, police found the lifeless body of 45-year-old Shirley Dawn Morton of Hanley’s Road with visible injuries to the head at her boyfriend’s house.

An autopsy revealed that multiple blunt force traumas to the head causing brain injury led to her death.

Chapman was listed as a person of interest following the discovery of his girlfriend’s lifeless body. He had been on the run from police until was caught last Thursday (25th January) at around 1:00 PM at Taylor’s Pasture in Gingerland.

Morton’s death is the second recorded homicide for the Federation for the new year with both deadly incidents happening on the sister isle of Nevis.

Police investigations into the matter are continuing.