Man charged for Browne murder
From the Courts
October 8, 2004
Man charged for Browne murder

For the second time in 2004, murder has reared its ugly head in the small village of Carriere.

Dead is Percy Browne, a butcher, farmer and family man. And Selwyn “Cashew” Foye, a 29-year-old man of Carriere, was remanded to Her Majesty’s Prisons, charged with the murder. {{more}}

Florence Browne, the wife of the murdered man, said that on Saturday night, just a little after 9 p.m., she and family members heard gunshots outside but were too scared to look out. Little did she know that it was her husband at the receiving end of the bullets.

“He was coming home from by the shop when somebody shoot him,” said Florence, who could not find words to describe her feelings.

Annette Browne, a daughter of the deceased, described what happened to her father as terrible. “This is real painful because he never trouble people and he was real cool and I never knew he had any enemies.”

Annette said, whoever shot her father took his radio and a small purse that he carried his personal belongings in.

Browne’s son, Leonard DaBreo, who accompanied his father to the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital that fateful night, said that his father’s last words were, “Cashew shoot me.”

Browne died at the Hospital just after 4 a.m. Sunday.

DaBreo, who said that he was at a domino game when he got the news, commented: “I feel real bad, cause I all time stick up with me old man.”

Foye, the murder accused, had been picked up before for questioning in several other incidents in the area.

The deceased Percy Browne was a close friend of Decima John, who on July 4 this year also succumbed to an assailant’s bullet. Family members said that the murdered Browne was usually very vocal about the way his friend Decima had died. According to reports, Decima sometimes worked with Browne in his garden.