T&T woman shot dead in 10th reprisal killing

(Trinidad Guardian) Almost three weeks after her son was shot dead, 54-year-old Zita Wilson was gunned down inside her living room yesterday morning. Wilson’s death is believed to be the tenth in a series of reprisal killings in Rio Claro related to a five-year-old Wilson/Garcia family feud. According to reports, Wilson was at her Sukrey Street home around 9.55 am when a man walked into her open house and shot her multiple times. Police have not established a direct motive for Wilson’s killing but have linked it to the murder of her sons Sherwin Wilson and Marcus Garcia.

On September 30, Sherwin, a 42-year-old mechanic was in his garage working on a vehicle when a gunman shot him several times. Sherwin was accused of the murder of Peter Garcia outside the Rio Claro Magistrate’s Court in 2009. Garcia, a murder accused himself and one of T&T’s most wanted men, was being led out of court when he was shot. In 2009, when Sherwin appeared before the court for Garcia’s murder, Wilson and other family members held a placard protest after police debarred them from entering the court room.

Sherwin was eventually freed due to a lack of evidence. Marcus, Wilson’s other son, was killed after being acquitted of the 2009 double murders of his stepfather Arnold Nelson and his cousin Jason Garcia.

Around the Web

Comments