UPDATE: Man arrested for tourist’s killing, autopsy results revealed

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UPDATE: Man arrested for tourist’s killing, autopsy results revealed
Colin Peter
Colin Peter

Police have arrested a man in connection with the homicide of Colin Peter, the 75-year-old Canadian tourist who was attacked and robbed on Vigie beach while walking with his wife almost two weeks ago.

Police said the man was arrested on Saturday but revealed no further details.

However, Police Commissioner Vernon Francois told CBC News on Sunday that police have been tracking a suspect for several days.

“It essentially came to a head yesterday when we were able to apprehend the suspect,” Francois was quoted by CBC News as saying.

“He was taken into custody and has since cooperated with law enforcement in terms of recovering some of the items belonging to the gentleman in question. I’m confident we should be able to charge him with murder.”

Francois told CBC News that police recovered the camera stolen during the robbery and that the suspect’s name will be released when he is charged on Monday or Tuesday.

Meanwhile, a police press release distributed late Monday, Nov. 26, said a post mortem examination conducted on Colin’s body on Nov. 21, revealed that he died from brain damage due to a blunt force trauma.

Colin and his wife Gwenthe Peter were “robbed of their valuables” on a beach on the afternoon of Thursday, Nov. 15 while vacationing at a “well known” hotel, police said.

Police further reported that Colin was hit with an object and lost consciousness and was transported via ambulance to Victoria Hospital where he was admitted.

He died at the same hospital at about 6 p.m. on Nov. 19. Reports are that Colin was hit on the head with a piece of wood.

Days after, Prime Minister Dr. Kenny D. Anthony said in a statement that Colin was in St. Lucia gathering information on his family tree, particularly of William Peter after whom the William Peter Boulevard in Castries is named.

Dr. Anthony vowed to bring the killer/s to justice.

“This tragic event will not go unpunished.  I have already been in contact with the authorities here to ensure that everything we can do is being done to bring to justice the perpetrator of this crime,” the prime minister had said.

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  1. Once it can be determined that the accused is indeed guilty, we should apply "Sugar Aloes" style of justice..... ie:

    You did the crime, in 24hrs you should be put to death. No wasting of our hard earned tax resources. WE HAVE HAD ENOUGH.

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  2. Im glad that this induvidual was caught, it may not bring back our grandfather/my daughter's great grandfather, but its a relief to know that this person has been arrested

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  3. What will happen send him to the hotel where he eat all the tax payers money.After a few years he will walk free.If they can kill why should the government kill them too.

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  4. I AM ABSOLUTELY APPALLED AT THE UPTAKE IN CRIME IN THE CARIBBEAN TARGETED AGAINST FOREIGN TOURIST AND EX-PATRIOTS. THE REASON BEING THAT, THAT COULD ME. I HAVE ALWAYS ENJOYED VISITING VARIOUS ISLANDS IN THE CARIBBEAN SINCE GOING ABROAD, BUT IF TOURIST HAVE TO BE AFRAID TO COME TO THE WEST INDIES ON HOLIDAYS, IT WILL BECOME A VERY BAD ECONOMICAL PROBLEM...I WAS BORN IN ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES , AND THEY ARE NO BETTER OFF THERE EITHER. IT IS LIKE A CANCER GROWING EVERYWHERE. EVEN SMALL ISLANDS LIKE ST. KITTS AND NEVIS HAVE THEIR SHARE OF PROBLEMS, TOBAGO WHICH IS THE VACATION SPOT FOR T'DAD. IF SOMETHING IS NOT DONE BY THESE VARIOUS GOVERNMENTS PRETTY SOON, YOU ARE GOING TO LOOSE YOUR TOURIST INDUSTRY. THE WORLD IS COMPLAINING ABOUT UNEMPLOYMENT, BUT WHEN STATE DEPARTMENT PUT OUT THE BEST AND WORST COUNTRIES TO VISIT...YOU HAVE A PROBLEM...THEY ARE TARGETING YOU, AND I DO NOT WANT TO BE A ONE OF THOSE STATISTICS. SO OBVIOUSLY I WILL TAKE MY MONEY AND GO ELSEWHERE WHERE I PERCEIVE IT IS SAFER, AND YES, INCIDENTALLY THERE ARE MANY COUNTRIES STILL IN RUNNING. PEOPLE THAT ARE COMMITTING THESE CRIMES, SHOULD BE PROSECUTED TO THE EXTENT OF THE LAW. NOT ALLOWED TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER. JUSTICE SHOULD BE SERVED FOR DECEASED AND THEIR FAMILY, AND THE CASE SHOULD NOT BE DRAGGED THROUGH THE COURTS FOR YEARS...THIS IS WHAT IS GOING ON IN A LOT OF THESE ISLANDS. THIS IS SHAMELESS. THE ARABS CANNOT DRINK THEIR OIL, AND THE CARIBBEAN WON'T BE ABLE TO DO IT WITH THEIR SUN, SEA AND SAND. WE ARE GOING TO PAY A VERY HEAVY PENALTY ONE OF THESE DAYS.

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  5. Okay here we go, guess what? He'll be sitting on remand for another fifteen years if the DPP ever remember to file a case against him. Wake up St Lucia the world is watching you.

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  6. Life without parole, we don't need this kind of filth running around. May he never see freedom again.

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  7. I think the gallows should be put back in place. Start, getting rid of the notorious murderer(s ) who commit those awful and senseless crimes.

    Capital punishment should start with latest murderer(s) and climb up the ladder...then that plan to kill will think more than twice before the do the crimes. Then we will see how fast crime will go down in St. Lucia and the rest of the Caribbean.

    Coming to find your out your family's roots and then you are wacked out along the way of the findings! That is just sad!

    *P.S. Maybe lethal injection should be introduced it would make the process quicker

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