LUKINSON LEGER, a 21-year-old resident of West Road, Grand Turk, has been charged with the murder of Mr. Sevano Wilson Jr., as announced on Wednesday, October 4th, 2023, following consultations with the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.
The charges stem from a tragic incident that occurred during a Youth Day event at Governor's Beach, Grand Turk, on the evening of September 29th, 2023.
The victim, Sevano Wilson Jr., also 21 years old and a resident of South School Lane, Grand Turk, sustained fatal injuries during the event. He, after being attacked, was immediately rushed to the Cockburn Town Medical Centre by police officers present at the scene. However, succumbed to his injuries while undergoing medical treatment.
The case against Lukinson Leger will be scheduled for a future court hearing.
Superintendent Dean Holden, who heads the Crime, Safeguarding, and Public Protection division, expressed his condolences to Wilson's family earlier in the week. Superintendent Holden refrained from discussing the specifics of the ongoing investigation, citing the need to avoid compromising potential judicial proceedings.
He also noted that a second individual who was arrested in connection with the case has been released on police bail pending further investigations.
Superintendent Holden commended the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force for its dedicated and thorough response to the incident. Additional investigative resources from Providenciales were allocated to support local officers in their efforts.
Superintendent Holden also addressed the issue of inaccurate and speculative posts on social media related to the investigation. He emphasized that these posts are not only potentially detrimental to the ongoing inquiry but can also be distressing to the victim's family and friends.
He urged people to refrain from posting such content and reiterated the commitment of the police force to investigate incidents, support victims, and bring offenders to justice within the bounds of the law.
Superintendent Holden further emphasized the importance of community support and collaboration in their efforts to maintain safety and security in the within the islands and forge effective relationships with the local community.
He encouraged anyone with information about the incident at Governor's Beach on September 29th to contact the nearest police station to aid in the ongoing investigation.