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Jul 1, 2013

Victim gets in trouble with cops following murder

Sydney Bucknor Jr.

But while police are still looking for one person known to them in connection with the murder of Garnet, another has been charged for the murder of sixty-one year old Michael Bucknor. His nephew, twenty year old Sydney Bucknor Junior, was arraigned in court late this evening. Bucknor was shot once to the back of the head last Thursday night as he was conversing with a female friend on Faber’s Road near Tony’s Store. The suspect rode up from behind and fired the deadly bullet to his head. That bullet exited through his right eye and grazed thirty-five year old Thalia Westby on the left side of her face.  Westby is also in police detention in connection with Bucknor’s murder. Her mother, Emily Williams, is baffled as to why a victim has turned suspect. Williams told News Five today that the police claiming that Westby saw the killer.


Emily Williams, Mother of Shooting Victim

“How the police did not mention her to the media and she is a victim, she got shot also. I was just wondering because now the police have her detained and she is a victim. I neva know dehn arrest witnesses or victims. I noh know what this wah lead up to. My daughter is innocent. And they are trying to force my daughter to say yes she see the killer. All the time she tell me I neva see it happened so quickly and I neva see weh happen.”


Duane Moody

“What is she saying happened?”


Emily Williams

“She say that the gentleman was talking to her and she got ih head heng down di listen to the man. And when she lift up her head to respond to the man, all she see dah the gun and as she see the gun, the load gone off. And then ih see the man drop in front of her and then her ears began to ring and when she can’t take it and the pain. And when she look, she notice her hand full of blood and that she was bleeding. And then she called nine-one-one for help and ih say the young lady tell ahn, young lady yo know yo could get charge fu make prank call pan this line. And she say that she tell ahn no miss, I noh di make no prank call, the man body deh pan the ground and I di bleed and I need the ambulance. But she said that she done realize already that dehn take some time logn fi send the ambulance and she noh know how bad she get shot. So she see wah car the pass the same time and she stop the care and asked for help and the people dehn take her to the hospital.”


Emily Williams

Duane Moody

“Where was she shot?”


Emily Williams

“By the ear…like yah so from by the eyes and it went through the big part of ih ears and then come out by this bone dah back. And soh ih say when ih get dah the hospital, ih find out that the bullet neva gone inside. Ih di tell di police that she neva see the person because it happened too quickly and dah mi night—about eight, eighty-thirty soh. And the police now when dehn put the young man dehn ina line up make she identify dehn, the police dehn tell ahn that ih di lie. And ih tell mi ma I noh deh di lie because I neva see, I neva see the person. And now dehn di tell ahn she the withholding information and this morning they came for her and now they have her detained and she has her two small babies. She was telling the truth and now they are forcing her to tell lie.”


Sydney Bucknor Junior appeared in the courtroom of Chief Magistrate Anne Marie Smith, where he was slapped with four charges following a caution statement police say he gave admitting to killing his uncle.  The resident of a Curassow Street address was charged with one count of Murder for his uncle; one count of Attempted Murder, use of Deadly Means of Harm and Wounding upon Thalia Westby.   Sydney is due back in on August twenty-seventh. 

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1 Response for “Victim gets in trouble with cops following murder”

  1. moses EX PC says:

    Did the reporter investigate or ask why he killed his uncle. He admitted he killed him, right?

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