Man arrested in death of “Junk a Body”

In a release shared with the media on Wednesday, the police confirmed that they have arrested and charged Ramon Palmer of Wades Garden for the offence of manslaughter.

The incident, which led to the death of Brian “junk-a-body” Francis, of Needsmust Estate, is said by police to have occurred on 25th July, 2014.

It is believed that both Francis and Palmer were involved in an unfriendly exchange at a local business place, resulting in Francis being hospitalized.

Francis’ death sparked much debate and shock especially amongst the community of customers he has served over the years as one of the island’s leading mechanics.

Junk-a-body, who spent much of his earlier years living in the Soho area of Basseterre, was in his early forties.

Francis himself however has also been known to be in trouble with the law and it was back on 25th April, 2014, that he was arrested and charged for obstructing a police while in the execution of his duties.

In other police matters and unrelated, authorities have indicated that they have arrested Donald Hendrickson of Upper College Street for the offences of Threatening Language and Battery on Police, which were committed on Saturday 9 August 2014. 


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