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Relatives call for ‘proper’ probe into pensioner’s killing
Relatives of pensioner Wayne Bascombe are appealing to the police to conduct a thorough probe into his killing. They claimed his shooting death was an act of reprisal. Bascombe, 68, of Furness Withy Private Road, Laventille, was shot dead on Monday in what police also believe was a revenge act for Jason “Saddam” Alexander’s death. Alexander was killed when he entered Bascombe’s premises on March 1 and robbed family members of valuables.
According to police, Bascombe was tied up during the robbery but managed to free himself. He then armed himself with a cutlass. Alexander, who was chopped about the body, died. At the Forensic Science Centre yesterday, Bascombe’s relatives, who asked not to be identified, said it was unfair he was killed because he defended his family and property from a gunman. “You can’t fight for your rights again?” a family member said. “They came to rob him (Bascombe)...He untied himself and was fighting to get the gun when the man got chopped. “I can’t understand you leave where you come from and come into the man’s house to kill him.” She said after Alexander’s death, Bascombe had been threatened several times.
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