Senior police officer’s ex-wife shot in St Lucia, renewing attention on extrajudicial killings

Kimberly Williams-De Leon (L) and her former husband

By Melanius Alphonse
Caribbean News Now associate editor

CASTRIES, St Lucia — On Monday evening, October 29, Kimberly Williams-De Leon, 42, a mother of two children aged nine and five, and employed as an accountant at the ministry of education in Saint Lucia, was found dead in her home after neighbours heard “at least seven gunshots” fired.

At a press conference the following day, Dorian O’Brian, acting deputy commissioner of police, confirmed the victim is the ex-wife of a serving officer with same last name, attached to the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (RSLPF) and authorized to carry a firearm.

“Due to past domestic incidents, which were reported to the force, where we took action,…

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