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Jul 31, 2009

Two time murder suspect killed during robbery

Story PictureRoshane Andrewin, a notorious figure, has twice beaten murder charges but he ran out of luck today. Just after midday Andrewin was gunned down on the corner of Vernon and Mosul Streets. He had just jacked one of three men in a yard and did not get too far when the fatal shot were fired. News five Delahnie Bain was on the scene shortly after and has this report.

Delahnie Bain, Reporting
It was a brazen move when twenty-one year old Roshane Andrewin held up three men at gunpoint in the middle of the day. But accoutring to Deputy Officer in Charge of the Police Crimes Investigations Branch, Hilberto Romero, the robbery victim was not about to let his valuables go that easily.

Inspector Hilberto Romero, Deputy O.C., C.I.B.
“Just one person was robbed of his valuables; namely a gold chain, gold bangles, two cellular phones and two gold earrings. And as soon as the robbery had been committed with a firearm, the victim then pulled out his licensed firearm and a freeze the male person and told him to stop and to hand him back his properties, at which time the deceased pulled out his nine millimetre pistol and pointed it at the victim, at which the victim fired shots at him. He was transported to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead upon arrival.”

We met Andrewin’s mother, Derva Miles at the K.H.M.H. She had just received the news that her son was involved in a shooting. What she wasn’t expecting was to find him at the morgue.

Derva Miles, Mother of Deceased
“My babysitter call me and seh dat dehn just shot ah up pan Vernon Street and she noh know if ih dead. But ah come to di hospital and…”

Delahnie Bain
“We understand that he attempted to rob someone or something to that effect, was he someone that gave a lot of trouble?”

Derva Miles
“Ih noh live wid me so I noh know weh mi di go on but I always scold ah bout dat. I tell ah dat noh mek sense, find something fi do.”

Delahnie Bain
“When was the last time you saw him before…”

Derva Miles
“Last night. Last night he was at his friend’s father wake. I left him like minutes to one. I left from there and he was still there.”

While he would not release the name of the man who pulled the trigger, Romero says he has been detained.

Hilberto Romero
“Presently, we are conducting an investigation and as soon as that is completed we will forward it to the Director of Public Prosecutions who will give us directives from there.”

Andrewin was recently released from prison after serving time for Murder. Delahnie Bain for News Five.

Andrewin was charged for the murder of Meldrick Flowers in May of 2007 and a few months later in September, he was charged for the murder of Curlin Felix. In the Flowers murder, Andrewin was released when the prime witness could not be located. The Felix murder case also fell apart for lack of evidence in the preliminary inquiry.

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