St Lucia man charged with murder seven years after crime occurred

CASTRIES, St Lucia – A 45-year-old man has been charged with the murder of Yanna Auguste, nearly seven after her body was found in her damaged vehicle in Soufriere, west of here.

A post mortem examination had determined that she died as a result of asphyxia and a police statement said that Zaccheus Leon appeared in court on Wednesday, was formally charged for causing the death of Auguste, between July 11 and 12,  2015.

He will re-appear in the First District Court on May 27 this year.

“The Royal St Lucia Police Force wishes to reiterate that despite the period of time elapsed, our officers spare no effort in bringing matters to resolution. We remain committed to creating a safer environment for all people in St Lucia,” the police said in a statement.

It said that since the discovery of Auguste’s body “officers have exhausted all avenues to bring closure to the matter”. (CMC)

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