Family members of chopped Georgetown man decline to comment
March 7, 2023

Family members of chopped Georgetown man decline to comment

Family members of a man killed in Georgetown over the weekend, allegedly by his brother, refused to comment to the media when contacted on Monday.

Michelle Spring, the mother of Sheldon “Butterz” Welch, the slain man, is also the mother of the accused, 22-year-old Javid DaSilva.

“I’m not in the frame of mind to comment,” she told SEARCHLIGHT on Monday.

Last Friday, police launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of Welch, a labourer of Georgetown whose body parts were discovered in a pit in the Morne Garu mountains near Georgetown late that day.

Reports are that Welch was cut into five pieces.

The alarm was raised on Friday morning after the 28-year-old man, also known as “Butters” went missing, and a blood stained sheet and clothing were found at his home.

“…[On March 3], the police in Georgetown received a report of the disappearance of the deceased. An investigation was launched which led the police to a mountain in Georgetown where the body was discovered in a pit later the said day,” a release from the Royal St Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force said.

DaSilva was taken up by police for questioning that same Friday on suspicion of having had something to do with his older brother’s death. A 15-year-old boy was also detained.

All of the parties mentioned are Georgetown residents.

On Monday, March 6, Dasilva and the 15-year-old, appeared at the Serious Offences Court charged that on Thursday March 2, with malice aforethought they caused the death of Sheldon Welch, of Caratal, Georgetown by an unlawful act.