Published January 27, 2016
Police in Grenada say a suspect has been charged with the machete attack on a U.S. couple that left a Georgia woman dead.
The Royal Grenada Police Force identify the suspect as 27-year-old Dave Martin Benjamin. A police statement doesn't specify the charges. Benjamin is scheduled to appear before a judge Wednesday on the Caribbean island.
Martin is suspected in the machete attack on Jessica Colker and her husband, Brian Melito along a remote beach on the southeast of the island. Authorities have not disclosed a suspected motive in the attack that killed the 39-year-old physician's assistant who lived in Atlanta.
Police said earlier that Martin was convicted of robbery and burglary in 2009 and of a sex offense in 2013. He got out of prison in November.