Bequia Fisherman charged with Murder

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Police on Wednesday (Oct. 21) arrested and charged Fisherman Zakeem Bess, 25, of Bequia for with malice aforethought causing the death of Ottley Ollivierre, a 31 year old Fisherman also of Bequia.

According to investigations, Ollivierre was allegedly shot in the neck with a flare gun by the accused on October 9, 2020 at Paget Farm in Bequia.

Ollivierre was hospitalized. He later succumbed to his injuries on October 17, 2020 at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital.

Bess, who was already in police custody on a charge of Attempted Murder, was rearrested and charged for the offence of Murder.

Ollivierre’s death is among the twenty-four (24) homicides recorded for the year 2020.

Bess is expected to appear before the Serious Offences Court for an arraignment.