2005 Robbery Turned Into Murder Of British Tourist
A July 2005 holiday in Barbados turned into a tragedy as a British couple watched their only child shot to death by armed thugs who had broken into the family’s villa. Daniel May was 19 years old when he went to help his father who was being beaten. He was shot twice in the chest and died.
The two thugs had stalked the family and waited for them to return to rob them, but the family fought back.
Andrew Leroy Lovell was sentenced to 25 years in jail for manslaughter. The British newspapers say that the Barbados court found the shooting was “accidental” – and Daniel’s parents are outraged.
I am not a lawyer, but any damned fool knows that when you arm yourself with a handgun, and then wait for a family to come home to rob them, and then shoot a young man twice in the chest… it is no bloody accident.
Mr. and Mrs. May are understandably upset at the horror of the loss of their only child, and they have said some rather uncomplimentary things to the British newspapers about Barbados, and our courts.
The accomplice, a piece of trash named Marlon St. Clair Mayers, is currently awaiting sentencing – which Mr. and Mrs. May say should be hanging by the neck until he is dead – along with Lovell.
The British papers say that Daniel May was the first British tourist to be murdered on Barbados – within memory anyway.
Barbados News Media Cover-Up
Our friend John rightly points out that the Barbados media has ignored this case. No mention of Daniel May’s name is to be found in the archives of the Nation Newspaper. Just another case of the lapdog Barbados news media exhibiting an agenda that has nothing to do with being a professional news organisation. Suppression of important news stories is normal and a frequent occurrence in Barbados.
Romford Recorder: Daniel’s Killer Should Face Death Penalty
The Sun: 25 Years For Killing Brit Abroad
July 29, 2005 Times Online: Teenager Killed In Barbados Robbery