Two Castries Council security guards murdered a month apart

Two Castries Council security guards murdered a month apart
Stephen "Face" Francis, left, and Hardy John.
Stephen “Face” Francis, left, and Hardy John.

(SNO) — Investigators are probing a theory that the latest shooting death of Hardy John in Marchand, Castries Thursday morning (Sept. 20) may be linked to the death of Stephen “Face” Francis who was gunned down in Wilton’s Yard, Castries,  just over a month ago, according to law enforcement sources.

Francis, a 47-year-old father of two, succumbed at Victoria Hospital from gunshot wounds he sustained in his community on Sunday, August 19. The incident occurred after 7 p.m.

John, a 39-year-old father of three, who lived on Sydney Lane, Marchand, was apparently resting or sleeping on a table at the ‘Marchand market’ when he sustained a single gunshot to the head. Residents reported hearing a gunshot sometime after 4 a.m. Thursday morning. Police responded to the scene around 5:20 a.m.

Both Francis and John were security guards attached to the Castries Constituency Council (CC). Francis was apparently killed while off duty and John was on duty when he was killed.

Castries Mayor Peterson Francis has said that it is unfortunate that the CCC has lost two security guards in such a short time, and he hopes that the Council’s security workers are not being targeted.

No one has been arrested in connection with the killings.

However, investigators are combing every possible leads or theories, sources said.


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  1. Mr Peterson. ..why don't you ask your brother Hermangild ..The minister of national security. ..why he has not invested in the CCTV cameras .... most of them homicide has occurred in closed proximity of them non funtional cameras .... these cameras gas assisted police in many crimes including traffic casses.... all the cameras are down bcuz of lack of maintenance. ... Are yll really serious about crime .... Really !!!!


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