WEBSTER: WASN’T ME
Webster Woodley returns to court next Tuesday May 17 to face three murder charges. The 30-year-old Villa resident has been hit with a total of seven charges.
He has been charged with the death of Livingston Primus, a 28-year-old Sion Hill man who died in a hail of bullets just before 3 a.m. on August 23, 2004 in his home village. Another man, 21-year-old Eli Williams survived bullet wounds received during that incident. ##M”[more]##
Woodley, the subject of much police attention over recent months, has also been indicted in connection with the death of Sigbert Pompey who was shot in an incident in the Arnos Vale area.
Woodley’s third murder charge is in relation to the death of Peter ‘Kazaman’ Joseph. The body of this taxi driver was recovered off the main road near to the Arnos Vale Roundabout, just outside Kingstown on Tuesday November 30, last year.
Woodley dressed in a white t-shirt, grey shorts and rubber slippers, looked a worn, worried man during his detention at the Central Kingstown Police Station before he was taken to court Tuesday.
The sandwich and juice he was consuming seemed to have lost their taste, as a swarm of media personnel surrounded Woodley at the Police Station.
Inspector Elvis Browne of the Rapid Response Unit, Sergeant Trevor Bailey of the Serious Crimes Unit and other members of the constabulary, kept close tab on Woodley, though they allowed the media to talk with him. Woodley seemed only too willing to comply.
The accused has two other indictments. One was that between September 1 and December 31, 2004, he “without lawful authority or reasonable excuse, did an act to impede the apprehension of Sheldon ‘Dutch’ Bain, and Selwyn ‘Thick Skin’ Moses”.
Bain, a Grenadian, had escaped from the Grenada jail the day before he was to be sentenced for murder in February last year. He became a subject of concern when, following the passage of Tropical Hurricane Ivan, which wrecked the nation of Grenada, Carriacou and Petit Martinique. A number of Grenadian fugitives found their way to mainland St. Vincent and began to contribute to a crime wave being experienced here. It is in that light that the name Sheldon Bain surfaced with a bang.
Moses, also known as “Thick Skin”, was on this country’s Most Wanted List, after Police reported that he had fired at them while they were attempting to arrest him on a charge of robbery.
Moses’ run from the law ended after four months. He died in a hail of Police gunfire at Redemption Sharpes, overlooking Kingstown on Thursday February 17.
Attention on Thick Skin had sharpened following a dramatic development the previous week when Sheldon Bain, hitherto, the elusive fugitive, was shot in his right leg in a strange twist of affairs also at Redemption Sharpes.
Bain’s subsequent actions provided some level of intrigue when he identified himself to the Police at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital. Bain told the Police then, that someone was trying to finish him off.
The Redemption Sharpes area once again became the centre of attention when on the morning of December 10, 2004, Rose-Claire Dupont-Williams, and her husband of ten years Jeffrey ‘Lancy’ Williams, were gunned down at their home in Redemption Sharpes.
Rose Claire Dupont Williams, was the mother of murder accused Webster Woodley. The execution styled murder of the couple was believed to have been related to underworld activities.
Woodley told the Searchlight Tueday that Thick Skin and Bain killed his mother and her husband, though he admitted that he could not prove it.
Woodley also has two other charges to answer, in relation to an August 23 incident at Sion Hill but given the enormity of the other offences, he may consider those minor. He faces charges of unlawfully and maliciously wounding Eli Williams, a 28-year-old man of Belair, and Groeita Phillips a domestic of Biabou in that incident.