Accused murderer Veron Primus escaped custody at Her Majesty’s Prison on Tuesday, well-placed sources have confirmed to iWitness News.
The escape comes days after a prison officer told iWitness News in a yet-to-be-published interview that there is a serious shortage of officers at the nation’s correctional facilities.
The source said that in some instances, prisoners help correction officers to open cells, contrary to prison protocols.
Primus, 32, is charged that between Nov. 12 and 13, 2015 at Arnos Vale, with malice aforethought, he caused the death of Sharleen Greaves by an unlawful act.
Greaves, a 33-year-old real estate agent was found in her office in Arnos Vale with stab wounds to her body.
Primus has also been indicted in the United States in connection with the murder in 2006 of one of his female teenage friends.
Further, Vermont resident Mewanah Hadaway has accused Primus of holding her captive for four months at a home in the South Leeward village and he is awaiting trial on several charges related to that allegation.