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Basseterre youth charged with Riley’s murder

By: Stanford Conway,

Police rule death as homicide

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts - THE individual who police said was assisting them with their investigation into the death of Mario ‘Reggie’ Riley was charged with Murder.

Police have ruled Riley’s death as a homicide and gave the alleged accused name as Shakeem Thomas of Basseterre.

The 25-year-old was today (Mar. 23) charged with the capital offence and remains in police custody.

In a release earlier this month, polic stated that the Tabernacle resident was reported missing and was last seen on Thursday (Mar. 3) clad in a black, plain T-shirt, long black pants and a pair of black and white sneakers.

However, on Friday (Mar. 18), police had found the decomposing body of the 40-year-old Riley along a dirt road leading to Beaumont Park in Dieppe Bay.

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