Farmer shot to death


Jamaican farmer Roy Carradice is the sixth murder of 2014 after he was shot at his farm in Cassada Gardens yesterday.

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Police have a sixth killing for 2014 on their hands following yesterday’s shooting death of Jamaican farmer Roy Carradice of Cassada Gardens.

Investigators said the 47-year-old father of one was on his farm at Cassada Gardens, around 8 am, when he was killed.

Lealand Hatten, who also farms in the area, said moments before the killing, a green, heavily tinted Rav4 came speeding along the road towards Carridice’s farm.

The 63 year- old said about 10 minutes later he heard “four explosions like gunshots.”

“A little after that, two guys accosted me. They had handguns. They were wearing blue long sleeve and blue long pants, black hip-top boots and black caps like what I’ve seen police patrolling with,” the man said.

He reported that he did not resist the bandits who demanded the key to his Gold Ford Ranger C 3213 and the $90 he had in a pocket.

He noted he could not see the robbers’ faces because they were masked.

The two assailants escaped in Hatten’s vehicle which was later discovered abandoned in Cassada Gardens. Carradice has reportedly been farming in the area since 2004.

Police are investigating the incident and have appealed to the public for assistance.

They have advised that anyone with information should contact the nearest police station, or call Crime Stoppers at 800-Tips (8477).



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