Sanchez is murder suspect

| 15/09/2014

(CNS): The man accused of murdering Special Olympian Solomon Webster, who was gunned down in West Bay just over one week ago, was remanded in custody following his appearance in court Monday. Jose Sanchez (27) from West Bay was represented in his short appearance by defence attorney Guy Dilliway-Parry as his case was transmitted to the Grand Court for a mention on 26 September. Sanchez was also charged with an outstanding and unrelated charge of assault but the local man has not yet entered any pleas relating to the allegations. He is accused of shooting Solomon in the leg on the evening of Sunday 7 September. Shot in the groin the bullet hit a major artery and Webster died as a result of the wound.

A second man has also been charged with accessory after the fact to both murder and manslaughter. David Lauer (60), who is also from West Bay, is believed to have assisted Sanchez to make his escape after what turned out to be the fatal shooting.

Despite having charged two suspects, police are continuing their enquiries and are still appealing for witnesses. The RCIPS organised a walk through of the crime scene in Daisy Lane on Sunday night in an attempt to jog the memories of people in the area.

Police are appealing for anyone that could have any information about the killing who has not yet spoken to the police to contact the Incident Room at 649-3057 or George Town Police Station on 949-4222 or the RCIPS’ tip-line 949-7777 or Crime Stoppers 800-8477 (TIPS).

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