By Lesroy W. Williams

Observer Reporter

lesroywilliams@thestkittsnevisobserver.com

(Basseterre, St. Kitts) – A Sandy Point man has been arrested and charged with the murder of one man and wounding another earlier this week in a bar in Lynches.

On Aug. 14, the Royal St. Kitts-Nevis Police formally arrested and charged Elroy Williams, aka Stanley, of Crab Hill Sandy Point for the murder of Delvis Romney of Parson’s Village.

Mr. Williams also charged for wounding Olson Moses of Parson’s Village.  According to police, Mr. Williams will appear in court shortly.

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The other four men who were held as part of the investigation were interviewed and discharged.

Authorities are not commenting on any details surrounding the murder.

A police report states that on Monday, Aug, 11, at about 12:25 a.m., authorities responded to a shooting incident that resulted in the death of Mr. Romney, 23.

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Police investigations revealed that Romney was shot in the chest area of his body.

The report also stated that Olson Moses was struck in the face with a bottle at the same bar in Lynches. Both men were taken to the JNF Hospital where Romney was pronounced dead. Moses was treated for injuries to his forehead and discharged.

The bar where Romney was gunned down is located on a beach in the vicinity of Saddlers and Parsons Village. The bar is said to be a “hot spot” on weekends that attracts many people.

Elvis Norford, father of Romney, said that Romney was his fourth child out of six. He said that he doesn’t know too much about the bar except that “they always have confusion” there every week. He said that he doesn’t go to the bar because it is not his kind of “lime”.

However, he said that he and Romney’s mother Gwendolyn used to warn him about going to the bar because of the “confusion” that took place there every week. According to him the bar is owned by a bus driver who goes by the name of Jah Flex.

According to Mr. Norford, at the time of Romney’s demise he was not working because he was laid off from the construction work that was his trade.

“I feel real funny. I feel so confused. I really don’t know what to say,” Mr. Norford said in response to his son’s murder.

Mr. Norford said that he had a good relationship with his son and that he was not aware of him being involved in any kind of trouble.

Romney’s murder comes after a lull of over one month when Darnell Webster, 18, of New Town, and Shamari Williams, 23, of New Road, Basseterre, were murdered on July 5th and 6th respectively.

Lester Tross of New Road and Malvy Drew of Middle Island were both arrested and charged on Monday 14th July 2008 with the murder of Shamari Williams.

The 11th murder of the year in the Federation occurred on June 11. Police went to Marion Street in Charleston and found the body of Leon Hendrickson, 29, of St. Kitts, who resides at Stoney Grove, Nevis. He was walking home when he was shot.

The district medical doctor visited the scene and pronounced him dead. An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death.

One resident of Ramsbury said they heard about a dozen shots fired.

Police believe the murder was gang related. No one has been arrested in this case.

The 10th murder of the year occurred in late May. According to the police, they responded to a report of gunshots being heard in Molineux on Thursday, May 22, at about 8 p.m. On arrival they found Eston Sharry, 23, alias ‘Phat’ of Phillips Road, Molineux, lying on his back in the road. He had multiple wounds to his body and was motionless. The District Medical Doctor visited the scene and pronounced him dead. There have been no arrests in this case

The ninth murder of the year was three days before that. Police are investigating the homicide which claimed the life of Chesil Fraites Richardson, 25, of Conaree Village. No one has been arrested in this case.

On Monday, May 19, at 9:21 p.m., police responded to a report of gunshots in Conaree and found the body of Mr. Richardson on its back on a bench.  He had wounds to his neck and head, the police report stated.  He was pronounced dead at the scene by the District Medical Doctor.

In the eighth murder of the year, that of Gregory Zakers, police have charged six people. They are: Moses Gardner, 22, Jomi Rawlins, 19, Clyde Norford, 25, Nelson Challengers, 18, Shenroy Francis 18 and an unnamed juvenile, 17. The six young men are from St. Paul’s Village.

Mr. Zakers’ partially nude body was found by tourists at Black Rock on April 12.  Pathologist Dr. Stephen Jones reported that Mr. Zakers died of severe traumatic head injury caused by a blunt object.

In the seventh murder of the year, charges were brought on Monday, April 7, against Lionel Warner, alias “Shaggy,” of Dieppe Bay. He was arrested and charged for the murder of Alphonso Richards, 25, alias “Bobo Hortical” of St. Pauls Village. The murder was committed on Saturday, April 5. During an altercation, Mr. Warner allegedly stabbed Mr. Richards in the abdomen. Warner subsequently surrendered himself at the Basseterre Police Station .

In the sixth homicide of 2008, Wycliffe “Wicked” Liburd was charged in the gun murder of Charles Matthew. Mr. Matthew was gunned down on Apr. 18 shortly after 11 a.m.

In the fifth homicide of the year, Bishu Issac surrendered to police on April 19 and on April 22 was charged in the murder of Tau Gowan, 26. At about 8 p.m. on April 18, 2008, police responded to a report