J’can man wanted for attempted muder of wife, ordered extradited

St. Andrew, Jamaica (McN) – A Jamaican man wanted in the United States for the attempted murder of his wife was captured by police last year; and on Wednesday morning ordered to be extradited to Queens, New York, in the US by the St. Andrew Parish Court.

Denny Johns, who lived in Queens, New York in 2012, according to the United States Prosecution document revealed in the St. Andrew Parish Court, reportedly attempted to kill his wife by shooting on May 30, 2012.

His wife survived the attempt to end her life and testified against Johns for the prosecutors.

Man who tried to kill his wife in Queens, NY ordered extradited

Reports are that Johns and his wife were involved in a dispute when he allegedly pulled a gun and fired a bullet at her. The bullet missed her and hit a wall in the their bedroom.

The wife’s sister who lived in the same apartment with the couple then, came to her assistance and tried to wrestle the weapon away from the accused.

Mrs. Johns ran under the bed to hide, as her sister wrestled with her husband to take the gun.

Allegedly Johns fought off the his sister-in-law, and fired a bullet under the bed hitting his wife in the chest

The accused then placed the gun to his own head and pulled the trigger however, the weapon did not to discharge.

After the incident, Mr. Johns took his travel documents and fled the apartment; fleeing to Jamaica.

Jamaican police tracked him down and captured him in Westmoreland late last year.

He will return to Queens, New York to face the charges against him.

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