February 20, 2009
Bowman to bring law suit

Alban Bowman, whose wife was crushed in her car by a retaining wall in Ratho Mill last September, intends to sue the government and the owners of the wall, Alex and Lisa Jack.{{more}}

A notice has been filed indicating Bowman’s intention, a representative of the Caribbean International Law Firm, which represents Bowman, confirmed.

At a press conference in Cabinet Room last Monday, Dr Gonsalves was asked to give an update on the investigation into the incident that claimed the life of 67-year-old Patricia Jack-Bowman.

Dr Gonsalves said that various statements have been received and he has spoken with the Attorney General and the Commissioner of Police in relation to doing what is necessary in preparation for the Coroner’s Inquest into her death that is to be conducted.

He, however, told reporters that he could not go into any details about the incident itself because of the notice.

“I don’t want to say too much about the actual incident because there is a coroner’s inquest which will be taking place, and in any event I have been advised that a statutory notice has been issued to the Government in respect of a civil suite which is joint with another party – that is the owners of the wall.”

Jack-Bowman was crushed to death in her black Nissan Pulsar car – a gift from her husband two years earlier, at around midday on Friday, September 19, 2008. Her lifeless body was eventually found at around 8 p.m. pinned inside the crushed car.