The Police Welfare Association (PWA) has praised the police one day after the cops laid charges against Fernel Sexius, alias ‘Cookie’, for the murder here of a Trinidadian and a Venezuelan.
The fatal shootings occurred on Old Year’s Day last year.
PWA President, Travis Chicot, told St Lucia Times that the case demonstrated the tenacity of the police.
“When you really look at some of those cases, some people stay on the outside and say “I know who. I know who,’ but the police must prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt. So it is indeed commendable that after a year the police officers would have amassed all the evidence and were confident that they could have laid charges,” Chicot stated.
“We have somebody who is going to be brought before the court and we expect successful prosecution,” he told St Lucia Times.
Chicot said the work of the police was commendable, especially in light of the fact that law enforcers have been constantly criticised ‘from all angles.’
“Sometimes people just have to be a little patient and work with the police, ” Chicot explained.
Fernel Sexius, alias ‘Cookie’ was charged Thursday afternoon with the fatal shooting of Trinidadian national Richie Ramdass, 24, and Venezuelan Vincente Jose Mendoza Pacheco, 26, in a suspected drug-related incident in Vieux Fort.
On December 31, 2017, Ramdass was found shot dead minutes after the bullet-riddled body of the Venezuelan national was found in a rental vehicle.
An undisclosed amount of US currency and a firearm were recovered.