Monday, December 18, 2017

Convict in custody for prison officer's killing

Prison officer Richard Sandy


AN EX-convict wanted for the murder of prison officer Richard Sandy was arrested on Tuesday.

The suspect was held by police at Cashew Gardens, Chaguanas.

He had been on the run since the killing on October 7 at bar at Caratal Road, Gasparillo.

Witnesses told police that the shooter said something  to Sandy then opened fire.

Sandy, 48, slumped over the bar counter and the suspect ran off.

Sandy's colleague ran out of the bar and drove to the Marabella police station where he reported the incident.

Sandy, a father of five, died at around 4.20 a.m. after he was taken to hospital.

He was attached to the Maximum Security Prison.