A Byera farmer has been charged with last week’s chopping death of a fellow villager.
Police said on Wednesday that they have charged Roneam Baker-Caine, 26, with the murder of Fitzgerald Gregory Morris.
Investigators are alleging that last Friday, Oct. 26, between 11:09 a.m. and noon, at Byera, Barker-Caine caused the death of Fitzgerald Gregory Morris, 59, by chopping him about his body with an unknown object.
Morris’ death was one of two homicides reported in St. Vincent and the Grenadines on the eve of the nation’s 39th anniversary of Independence.
Also dead is Rodesha Bailey, 30, of Mesopotamia, whose body was discovered about 3:50 a.m. in Sayers, Mesopotamia with stabbed wounds.
Police say their investigations have revealed that Morris sustained chop wounds about his body. The incident occurred on the road leading to Manning Village, Byrea.
Police had apprehended a suspect in relation to that killing.
Investigators are asking anyone with information relating to these or any other crime to contact the ACP in-charge Crimes at 1784-456-1339, Officer in charge of South Central Division at 1784-458-4200 or officer in charge C.I.D at 1784-456-1810.