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Man’s violent rampage results in death

Man’s violent rampage results in death
Lance WIlson

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One of the persons who was injured in Kingstown on Thursday November 2, 2021, when an allegedly mentally ill man went on a violent rampage, has died.

The death of Lance Wilson was highlighted in a Facebook post which was made last Wednesday by Member of Parliament(MP),for East Kingstown, Fitz Bramble.

Wilson was allegedly struck in the head by Cornelius “Power” Kennedy, of Lowmans Leeward who attacked three persons over a period of six minutes, on the fateful day.

In his Facebook post, Bramble said Wilson was his friend and, “died one month after being beaten over the head with a piece of pipe by a man who ‘they’ say is mentally ill”.

Wilson was warded at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital since the attack.

Bramble went on to say “my bredren Lance Wilson succumbed to his injuries and passed away at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital today January 5th, 2022. Maybe he would have had a better chance of surviving if he was able to fly out to Barbados for an MRI”.

The East Kingstown MP said he was outraged and noted that the perpetrator should be either in the Mental Health Centre facility or Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP).

The police have confirmed that the alleged perpetrator is currently at the Mental Health Rehabilitation Centre and no charges have as yet been laid.

On Wednesday, January 5, Wilson’s sister called into Hot 97.1 FM’s AM Mayhem morning program and said the authorities had agreed to pay for her brother’s the funeral expenses.

On the day of the attacks, the first incident occurred in the vicinity of the Central Market at about 6:40 p.m., the second incident took place on Halifax Street at the entrance of the Ministry of Transport and Works headquarters at about 6:43 p.m., and the third person was struck at the car park which is located adjacent to the Financial Complex in Kingstown at about 6:46 p.m., a police report had stated.

Those who were attacked were taken to the MCMH with two of them (Wilson being one) being warded at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and were later transferred to the wards.

The third victim was treated at the Accident and Emergency Unit and discharged.

Kennedy was apprehended by the police the day after the attacks. He is said to have been issuing threats to persons with whom he came into contact earlier in the day.

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