By John Denny Observer Reporter
(Cotton Ground, Nevis) ” One man is in custody in relation to the Federations latest homicide. The victim, Llewellen “Mike” Martin was found lying in a pool of blood at his Cotton Ground home Sunday, Nov. 23. A post mortem examination of the body revealed he died as a result of trauma and shock due to multiple stab wounds to his body and neck. Police are unsure as yet if murder charges will be filed on the man in custody. The police are not releasing the suspects name or any possible motive for the killing. Mr. Martin’s funeral was earlier this week. Mr. Martin worked For Mansa Tyson’s farm and vegetable market in Cades Bay for nearly four years. Mansa said he was good help and couldn’t imagine why someone would want to kill him. “He had a lot of family here in Nevis, but he had no wife, no kids here,” said Mansa. “But I think he had a child up in St. Thomas.” Mansa last saw Mr. Martin last Friday afternoon. It is believed he died later that night. The latest homicide makes 20 for the Federation and five in Nevis so far this year. For a country of less than 50,000, this places the Federation at one of the highest murder rates in the world.