|2 murders in South |
By CECILY ASSON Friday, October 18 2013
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SHOT DEAD: Father of two Sunil Mathura....
TWO WEEKS after Sherwin Wilson, 37, was shot and killed in what police believe was linked to a long-standing family feud, his mother Zita Wilson, 54, suffered the same fate yesterday morning.
At about 10.06 am yesterday Wilson of Khandan Street, Rio Claro, was asleep in her living room when two men entered the house and shot her twice in the head, killing her instantly, before running off. Her daughter who was at home at the time, escaped unharmed, police said.
Wilson is the eighth person in that family to be gunned down over the last four years. Police recalled that last year in August there was an unsuccessful attempt on Zita’s life by one of her own sons identified as Marcus Garcia. He was subsequently shot and killed days later.
On September 30, Zita’s other son Sherwin was in his garage at Agostini Village, Rio Claro, when he was shot to death. He was killed on the anniversary date of his 37-year-old cousin Jason Garcia’s slaying back in 2010. Jason was the brother of Peter Garcia who was shot and killed outside the Rio Claro Magistrate’s Court in October 19, 2009.
Peter was charged with the murder of chutney promoter Simboonath Kurmar in April 2008.
It is believed that he (Peter) was responsible for the death of other relatives. Another brother Gerald Garcia, 38, was shot and killed in 2009. Other relatives killed were Curtis Roy and Wayne Gonzalez and a neighbour Randolph Contrero who was chopped to death and his body burnt.
Meanwhile, in Claxon Bay, the shooting death of a father of two is engaging the attention of police.
Sunil Mathura, 39, a fisherman of Sookoo Trace, Claxton Bay, was found at about 6 pm on Wednesday, slumped behind the steering wheel of his blue Nissan Sentra car with gunshot wounds about his body. The vehicle was found at Connector Road, Macaulay Road, Claxton Bay.
A police report stated that residents heard gunshots and telephoned the police. Officers who arrived on the scene later found Mathura’s body with gunshot wounds to the head, neck, jaw and face. He was shot five times.
Snr Supt Cecil Santana and ASP Zamsheed Mohammed along with officers of the Homicide Investigations Bureau visited the scene. Relatives yesterday described Mathura as a good father, son and husband. They are baffled over his killing as they said he never said anything about any threat to his life.
His sister Indra Dinnoo, 42, said she was shocked when the news reached home about his violent death. Yesterday his wife, Catherine, 25, was too distraught to speak. He had two children aged eight and six.