by Devonne Cornelius
St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): A year and three months later…and the public inquiries into the deaths of a Customs Officer and a Stonefort resident, in two separate incidents in September 2020, are still pending.
In an effort to seek an update on the cases, WINN contacted Commissioner of Police Hilroy Brandy on Friday morning (Jan. 07, 2022).
“That’s still before the Magistrate’s Court…you know we are in COVID so those matters are very slow because of the restrictions with the amount of people in court,” is the reason for the delay according to Commissioner Brandy.
“I don’t know when the matter will be called up,” he said, adding that “whenever the court calls up the date, they will be able to do an inquiry…people will be coming in to testify and the jury will decide the outcome of the matter.”
Twenty-one-year-old Customs Officer Andrew Douglas was found dead with a single gunshot wound to the head on September 17, 2020, at the Customs Department in Bird Rock, St. Kitts.
The circumstances of his death sparked widespread public concern and speculation and questions remain unanswered about the incident.
Stonefort resident Sandra Adams, 59, was found “unresponsive” at her home on September 26 with a cord around her neck, according to police. Her death was ruled a suicide but questions remain about the circumstances of her death.