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Four found dead with ‘gruesome’ head injuries in St Vincent


Four found dead with ‘gruesome’ head injuries in St Vincent

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KINGSTOWN – Police in St Vincent and the Grenadines say they suspect a “modus operandi” after four people – including a mother and son – were brutally murdered sometime between Sunday evening and yesterday morning.

The mother and son were killed in their New Montrose house, a stone’s throw from the official residence of Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves, who was out of state, and the Old Montrose Police Station.

Assistant Superintendent of Police Clauston Francis, said all four victims had “gruesome” injuries to the head.

He said that in Old Montrose, police responded to a call where the body of Ronald Israel, about 40 years old, was found in the porch of the house where he lived with his mother, with his head smashed in. Avis Israel, around 80, was found dead in a bedroom with similar injuries.

Francis also confirmed that police were investigating the killing of Pamela Williams, about 50, at her home in Kingstown Park, a community just outside the capital, late Sunday.

Nicolas Layne, about 30, died of head injuries in the Coco area of Campden Park, a community west of Kingstown. Francis said police had a suspect who was arrested at Williams’ home in Kingstown Park about the time of the killing.

Sources told the Caribbean Media Corporation that the suspect was being treated in hospital for injuries he sustained when villagers inflicted a serious beating on him. (CMC)