PHILIPSBURG, ST. MAARTEN (WCSC) - The youngest suspect arrested in the slaying of a Mount Pleasant couple in St. Maarten will remain behind bars.
Solicitors say there is enough evidence to hold 17-year-old Jeremiah Mills for another eight days in jail in connection to the murders of Michael and Thelma King.
On Monday, authorities announced the arrest of 20-year-old Jamal Jefferson Woolford who officials say is cooperating with police and has made a statement. According to the Saint Maarten News Network, Woolford is also accused of a robbery at a Chinese restaurant that happened two days before the Kings' deaths.
The couple was found stabbed to death in their beachfront apartment last month.
Investigators have also arrested a Jamaican security guard, Meyshane Johnson, in connection to the slaying.
Friends say that the Kings were part-time residents of St. Maarten and that Michael King was planning to start a rum business there.