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Posted: Friday 31 January, 2020 at 10:21 AM

Two in custody over national footballer’s murder

By: Stanford Conway,

    BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – TWO individuals are currently in custody assisting police with the shooting-death of national footballer Kennedy Isles.


    Police have reported that the two individuals were taken into custody on Wednesday (Jan. 29)’

    Police also reported that two others were previously taken into custody on the same grounds, but they have since been released.

    Isles, formerly of Taylor’s Village, was outside his Sandown Road, Newtown residence home time after 9:00 p.m. on Friday (Jan. 24) when an armed assailant approached and fired a number of shots at him.

    He was struck multiple times and succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

    The 28-year-old member of Newtown United FC and National Football Team midfielder was pronounced dead by the District Medical Officer who was summoned to the scene.

    Members of the Forensic Unit had visited the scene, processed it and collected several items of evidential value.

    On Sunday (Jan. 26), a postmortem examination on Isles’ body was performed by Forensic Pathologist, Dr. Valery Alexandrov, who concluded that the cause of death was as a result of multiple gunshot wounds to the body.

    As investigations continue, the police are an appeal to anyone who might have any information in relation to this incident to call the Violent Crimes Unit at 467-1887, 662-3468, the nearest police station or by dialling the Crime Hotline 707. 


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