French authorities are continuing their hunt for a St Lucian man who escaped from a Guadeloupe prison last week where he had been serving a life sentence for murder.
Reagan Henry, 32, was convicted of the November 2013 killing of 50 year old Michel Mignon who died after receiving 40 lashes with a cutlass, mainly to his head.
“Even I, who have been doing this job for a very long time, have rarely seen such violence,” one policeman said, insisting on the fear Henry inspired, according to France Antilles.
Martinique’s Advocate General described the killing as an act of, “unprecedented savagery”.
Reports say that one month before to the murder, Henry, described by experts as having a “disturbing antisocial personality,” was deported to St Lucia after completing a ten year prison sentence.
But he returned to the neighbouring French island and committed this “barbaric” murder.
France Antilles reports that Henry was transferred to Guadeloupe after attempting to escape from the prison in Martinique where he had initially been held.
Reagan Henry is nicknamed “Zero” because of his school grades.
He is described as having a large scar on his right cheek – a slit by a knife wound he received. He also has tears tattooed under the right eye, multiple tattoos including this inscription in the neck “God bless everything I do” (God blesses each of my acts).
Henry escaped along with another inmate, 32 violence with use of a weapon, sexual assault with weapon, robbery with weapon and violence against a person holding public authority “.
French authorities have appealed for the public’s assistance in locating the fugitives.