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Vincentians are still coming to grips with last weekend’s violent deaths, including four murders and a suicide, which made August the bloodiest month of the year so far.{{more}}

First to feel the icy hands of death was Komer “Crampy” Cyrus, 25, of Layou. He was killed at the Leeward Bus Terminal on August 28 during an altercation. Cyrus died on the spot around 5:30 p.m. at Ras I’s Food Shop after receiving several stab wounds about his body.

Brothers Peter and Andrew Hazelwood, also of Layou, appeared in court on Tuesday, September 1 charged with causing Cryus’ death. They were not required to plea to the indictable charge and were remanded to prison.

Less than 24 hours after the bus terminal killing, tragedy struck again, this time at Cane Grove. Police removed the charred bodies of David Charles, 44, a former policeman and minibus operator and his girlfriend, Debra Shallow, 43.

Investigators are working on the theory that the deaths were a case of murder/suicide. It is believed that Charles killed Shallow and then set fire to the house in which he died. Police are still probing the deaths.

Mwando “Tiba” Diamond, 25, and Leslie “Fox” Ollivierre, 52, were the next to die violently. Their battered bodies were discovered on August 29 at the Coconut Beach Inn at Indian Bay. Police believe the murders occurred between 8:15 p.m. August 29 and 3 a.m. August 30.