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Police charge two for murder of Ralston Patnett

Friday, June 12th, 2015. Aaron Humes Reporting: Dangriga Police have charged 30-year-old Brandon Mason Kerr of mile 21, George Price Highway, and 32-year-old Lindberg Oxford Williams of Commerce Bight Road Dangriga were charged jointly with the murder retired fire chief 51 year old Ralston Wilburn Patnett of Dangriga. Dangriga-Murder0004

Patnett was reportedly shot with a 12-gauge single action Rossi shotgun stolen from the residence of 68 year old Edmond Domenic Couch, American retiree of Denver, Colorado, U.S.A. resident on Commerce Bight Road in Dangriga during a burglary on June 8.

Patnett had been appointed caretaker of the property. Police recovered the firearm and thirty four 12-gauge Aguila live cartridges from an abandoned lot along the same road two days later.

A post-mortem examination certified Patnett’s cause of death to be “lungs, heart and liver injuries due to chest and abdominal trauma due to shot gun injuries.”


Photo courtesy of Channel 5.

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