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St. Maarten Murder: Second suspect arrested in slayings of South Carolina couple, prosecutors say

An undated picture of Michael and Thelma King of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, hangs inside Topper's Restaurant in Simpson Bay, St. Maarten, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012. Prosecutors in St. Maarten announced Monday that a Jamaican man is the lone suspect in the slayings of the South Carolina couple who were found last Friday murdered in their beachfront condominium on the tiny Dutch Caribbean territory. AP Photo/Judy Fitzpatrick

A picture of Michael and Thelma King hangs inside Topper's Restaurant in Simpson Bay, St. Maarten
AP Photo/Judy Fitzpatrick

(CBS/AP) PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - A second suspect was arrested in connection with the slayings of a South Carolina couple who were stabbed to death in their beachfront condominium in the Dutch Caribbean nation of St. Maarten.

Pictures: South Carolina couple slain in their St. Maarten home

Prosecutors identified the 17-year-old on Monday by his initials, J.C.M., after he was captured during an intensive search. Authorities said more arrests "cannot be excluded."

Police also arrested Meyshane Johnson, a Jamaican security guard, earlier this month. He is being held on pre-trial detention as prosecutors build their case.

His lawyer said he denies killing the couple.

Michael and Thelma King of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, were found stabbed to death in their vacation home last month. Friends say the Kings were part-time residents of St. Maarten. Michael King was planning on starting a rum business on the tiny Dutch territory.

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