Police charge man in Augier homicide

Police charge man in Augier homicide
Vigjah Robert of Augier, Vieux Fort

By Shareene Lindsay

(St. Lucia News Online) — Police have filed charges in connection with the fatal shooting of Vigjah Robert of Augier, Vieux Fort.

Police on Friday, October 30, 2020, formally charged Ashton Palton, also known as ‘Bobby’, of Augier, Vieux Fort, for causing the death of Robert who was shot at about 9 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020.

According to reports, both men had an ongoing dispute which resulted in an altercation on the day when Robert was shot near his residence in Augier, Vieux Fort.

Robert was pronounced dead at St. Jude Hospital, according to police and fire personnel reports.

Palton is currently remanded at the Bordelais Correctional Facility.


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