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Police waiting on Magistrate’s Court to hear Coroner’s Inquest for two high profile deaths

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By Devonne Cornelius

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): The Coroner’s Inquests into the deaths of Customs Officer Andrew Douglas and Stonefort Resident Sandra Adams are still pending before the Magistrate’s Court. 

This is according to Mr. Hilroy Brandy, Commissioner of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force. 

“We are ready. There were some delays in getting back some forensic testing. They have arrived and any moment now we should be able to proceed when the Magistrate’s Court sets the date and time for the coroner’s inquest,” said Commissioner Brandy in an interview with WINN FM on Thursday (Feb. 10). 

A similar update was provided by Commissioner Brandy one month ago, on January 07, 2022. 

He said: “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.

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.

 

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