A man was shot and killed in Vermont Wednesday night in what his family suggested was the culmination of a long-running feud, which included him spending seven years in prison and being shot earlier this year.
Lament Wilson, 49, was shot and killed by unknown assailants one day before he was expected to testify in court against a man charged with shooting him earlier this year.
Wilson was killed sometime after 8 p.m., as he and one of his brothers set out on a hunting trip in a dark and uninhabited part of Francois, Vermont.
His mother, Comsie Jessop, told iWitness News that her son served the prison sentence in connection with an incident in which Daniel Jackson, another resident of the community, was struck across the face during an attack some years ago.
On June 8, a few weeks after Wilson was released from prison, he was attacked and shot close to his home.
Denzil Glasgow, 17, of Francois, has been charged with unlawfully and maliciously wounding Wilson.
The teen was also charged with possession of a firearm to endanger Wilson’s life.
He was granted EC$8,000 bail with one surety and was ordered to report to the Vermont Police Station twice weekly and was placed on a 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew.
The accused man was also ordered to surrender his travel documents and the court issued stop notices preventing him from leaving the country.
The next hearing in the matter is scheduled for today, Thursday, at the Serious Offences Court in Kingstown.
Glasgow, 17, of Francois, is the grandson of Daniel Jackson, the man who Wilson was convicted of attacking years ago.
Coincidentally, Wilson was shot and killed while carrying a hunting lance, the same type of implement that was used to murder his father almost a quarter-century ago.
Wilson’s father, Adolphus Wilson, died on March 1, 1984 after being pierced with a hunting lance and chopped across the shoulder.
The father-son duo of Orville and Wilkie Jessop were convicted of murder in that case, and were executed.
Wilson’s death brings to 38 the number of confirmed homicides in St. Vincent and the Grenadines this year.
His death follows Sunday’s discovery of Stubbs shoemaker, Carl Richards, 60, found dead in his house with his hands bound.
Police are treating Richards’ death as a homicide, pending the results of a post mortem examination of his body.
If his death is confirmed as a homicide, it would bring the count to 39, one shy of last year’s record-breaking 40.
My God my God I pray for a better svg
all these killing and no-one get catch, something just not adding up here man, its just not
The wild wild west
Where are all these guns coming from?
Do SVG have a gun factory that I don’t know about?
Many vincentians are year after year being face with economic and social starvation so things in SVG may only get worst.
Guns are not the problem. This is a proven fact that the media in the USA does not want you to know. Part of the problem may be illegal guns but the main problem is the condition of the country. Our moral compass along with terrible economics are the main causes; these elements are the basis and fertile soil for crime; to include all of its offshoots.
Borg I totally disagree with you with respect to the causes of crime in St Vincent. Economics may have an indirect correlation with the causes of crimes. However, crimes in St Vincent has to do largely with the criminal mind set coupled by the fact that the detection rate ensures that almost always, the criminal will never be caught. The abolition of the death penalty is not helpful. There is also another reason, in that there is a top notch defense lawyer who always seen to be the law unto himself and is very quick to defend there miscreants and criminals in St Vincent. I call no name , who the cap fit let them wear it.
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