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Oct 23, 2023

Police Say Triple Murders are Drug-related

But what could have caused such a vicious attack on a family that had a three-year-old baby with them? According to the police, it was all rooted in a drug find that ended up going wrong. It is believed that Rodriguez was targeted when he opted out of a hit, after he and one of the suspects found a wet drop off the coast of the island. When Rodriguez decided he would not take part in the hit, the friend demanded portion of the money that he collected from the sale of his share of the drugs. When he couldn’t, he was killed. Today, Police Commissioner Chester Williams shared that the police are looking for Christian Espat and Michael Brown.


Chester Williams, Commissioner of Police

Chester Williams

“At this time, we’re looking for two individuals, that is, Michael Brown and Christian Espat. Those two persons are currently being sought by the police and we are appealing to the public that if they have any information pertinent to their whereabouts, please feel free to call us so that we can go and remove these two dangerous criminals off our streets. You would know the name Christian Espat is not new. It has been called on numerous occasions for allegedly committing crimes of this nature. What we have gathered in terms of a motive is that there may have been some drugs found by one of the deceased person. As you would know that he, one of the deceased person was a close affiliate of Christian Espat. And apparently after drugs were found, there was a division between them, due to the fact that what we are hearing that there was not an equitable share of the drugs, and based on that he was targeted by the Espats. So, it is a motive that we’re looking at. We believe the motive is credible, based on what we have gotten from other sources. And so the police continue to look at that investigation.”


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