The Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (RSLPF) said five persons have been arrested and formally charged in connection with five separate homicides that occurred at different periods of this year.
At a special police conference called to discuss the crime statistics for the first half of 2015, it was revealed that significant progress has been made in these five cases.
Crime Chief Milton Desir could not state who these persons are, but provided the names of the victims: Tennyson Lionel, Keithbert Albert, Mary Dupree, Asha Emmanuel and James Alexander Nelson.
Tennyson Lionel, who is better known as “10 Cents” was shot and killed on Thursday, July 30 in Castries, hours after celebrating his 35th birthday.
A post mortem examination revealed that he died from brain damage secondary to gunshot wounds.
Keithbert Albert of La Fargue, Choiseul sustained a stab wound during an altercation with his step father at La Fargue, Choiseul. He subsequently died.
On Monday, May 11, 2015 a post mortem examination revealed that Albert died as a result of hemorrhagic shock secondary to stab wound to the right side of chest.
Meanwhile, Asha Emmanuel also known as BJ was shot and killed off Chaussee Road on April 7.
James Alexander Nelson, 43, of Calvary Road, Castries was also shot and killed in the same area on April 9.
It is speculated that Nelson is close friends with Emmanuel.
There are rumors that Nelson was a witness in Emmanuel’s shooting and that the gunmen wanted to silence him.