By: Gavincia Clarke
(CHARLESTOWN, NEVIS)- While the funeral service of Nevis’ seventh murder victim, Adrian Springette is being organized, Nevis recorded its 8th murder for 2013. This took place last night, Sunday, June 30, 2013.
Information reaching this media house suggests that at about 10:45 p.m. the small community of Bath Village was shaken with the sounds of gunshots. As news quickly spread it was reported that Antonio ‘Dollars’ Hutton who is originally from Cotton Ground but who resided at Bath Village was the victim.
It is alleged that Hutton’s death was similar to that of Jamal Isles of Fountain Village. Hutton attacker(s) entered his house and opened fire on him striking him numerous times about the body.
On Wednesday, June 13, 2012 Hutton escaped death when gunmen opened fire on him in Cotton Ground. He was struck in his foot while Lloyd ‘Hallowpoint’ Lewis of Bath Village did not survive that attack.
It is also alleged that Adrain ‘Mac 1’ Springette was in the company of Hutton when he was gunned down at the Elquemedo T Willet Park on Saturday, June 22, 2013. Hutton was among the five persons who were picked up for questioning by the police officers in relation to the murder of Springette, but was later released.
Hutton was no stranger to breaking the laws of St.Kitts and Nevis. He was recently found guilty on the charge of larceny on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at the District ‘C’ Magistrate Court and was ordered to compensate the ‘Bike Not Bombs’ program $2000.00 in 6 months or in default serve 12 months imprisonment. Also in court on that day he pleaded guilty of wounding ‘Joey’ Davis of Cotton Ground. He was fined $1000.00 to be paid in 3 months or serve 6 months imprisonment.
He was spared a jail sentence by Her Honor Yasmine Clarke after telling the court that he had an appointment to do a surgery on his foot for injuries he had received when he was attacked in Cotton Ground.
Hutton’s death brings the number of murders for the year to eight in the period of six months.