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February 12, 2010
Compay’s son shot dead in Nevis

When Wedsley Trimmingham last spoke to his mother Joyce Archibald two weeks ago, the young man told her he had feared for his life.{{more}}

“He said he did receive threats and was planning to come home, but he didn’t say when,” his mother explained.

Whenever he returns from Nevis where he worked, the reunion will not be a joyful one, since Trimmingham, also known as ‘Buff’, was shot to death on Tuesday night.

Reports reaching Searchlight indicate that the 31-year-old man had just finished drinking with a friend and had parted ways to head to his Brown Hill, Nevis, home.

According to the report, the friend said he heard a number of gun shots being fired. On investigation, he saw Trimmingham lying on the ground bleeding from about seven gunshot wounds to the back.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Archibald, who was at a loss for words when SEARCHLIGHT visited her at her Glenside, Marriaqua, home, described the second of ten children as a hard working individual.

She related that her son was involved with a ‘Spanish girl’, which had caused some problems, and she is speculating that this relationship may have been the source of the threats he received.

‘I am so confused right now, I can’t explain my feelings,” the mourning mother, who was being consoled by family members, lamented.

“The main thing right now is getting the body home, so that we can bury him.”

Trimmingham was the son of Daniel ‘Compay’ Trimmingham, who made headlines when he was found guilty of the January 8, 2003, beheading of Albert “Bertie” Browne. He was sentenced to death on Monday, November 17, 2003.

In June last year, his death sentence was commuted to life imprisonment by the British Privy Council.