- The Washington Times - Sunday, November 10, 2002

From combined dispatches
ST. JOHN'S, Antigua The FBI wants to question three persons in connection with sniper suspect John Allen Muhammad's activities in Antigua while living in the Caribbean country from 2000 to 2001, an Antiguan task force said.
Two FBI agents arrived in Antigua nearly two weeks ago to focus on Mr. Muhammad's motives for the shootings that left 12 dead in Alabama, Louisiana and the Washington area.
Mr. Muhammad, a 41-year-old U.S. Army veteran, met fellow sniper suspect, 17-year-old Jamaican national John Lee Malvo, while living in Antigua.
Meanwhile, the man who had been held as a material witness in the sniper case has been released from custody.
Nathaniel Osbourne was arrested in Michigan last month. He was not suspected of carrying out any of the attacks, but he co-owned with Mr. Muhammad the blue 1990 Chevrolet Caprice believed to have been used in the shootings.
Mr. Osbourne, who is living in Trenton, N.J., would not say when he was released.
Authorities have said Mr. Osbourne helped Mr. Muhammad buy the car in which he and Mr. Malvo were arrested.
Mr. Osbourne told the New York Times that he did not do anything wrong. He said he did something out of the kindness of his heart and "got in a big mess."
One of the people the FBI wants to question in Antigua is Jamaican national John Edwards, who reportedly used documents supplied by Mr. Muhammad to obtain a fake Antiguan passport, said task force head John Fuller said Friday.
The FBI is seeking Mr. Edwards because he also applied for a passport at the U.S. Embassy in Barbados, using a U.S. birth certificate, reportedly supplied by Mr. Muhammad, with the name Frederick Jones, Mr. Fuller said.
The embassy rejected the application, he said, without providing further details. The FBI also wanted to question Jamaican nationals Charles Douglas and his daughter, Keshna, who were both former roommates of Mr. Muhammad's in Antigua, Mr. Fuller said.
Mr. Muhammad used Mr. Douglas' car to drive by the residence of Prime Minister Lester Bird on two occasions, Mr. Fuller said. The four-member task force recently determined that Mr. Muhammad plotted to kidnap Mr. Bird.
The task force's dragnet for information also determined that Mr. Muhammad illegally acquired an Antiguan passport and that officials were negligent in approving the U.S. citizen's application.
Keshna Douglas obtained a fake Antiguan passport in the name of Revena Douglas by using the birth certificate of Eva Ferris, who Mr. Muhammad said was his Antiguan mother and used a copy of her birth certificate to obtain his fake passport, Mr. Fuller said. But Eva Ferris' family said she was not related to Mr. Muhammad.
Charles and Keshna Douglas worked at the King's Casino in Antigua before migrating to the United States in 2000. Keshna Douglas used her fake Antiguan passport to acquire a U.S. visa, and Mr. Douglas also used a forged document to enter the United States, Mr. Fuller said.
Keshna Douglas' last known address was is in Jamaica, and Mr. Douglas' last known address was in Washington, D.C., he said.
FBI spokeswoman Michelle Palmer, speaking by telephone yesterday from bureau headquarters in Washington, declined to comment on Mr. Fuller's statements.
The task force is headed by Mr. Fuller, a lawyer, and includes lawyer Ralph Francis, retired police officer Cosmo Marcelle and a Roman Catholic priest, the Rev. Arnold Francis.

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