Wednesday, Apr 01st

LATEST:
You are here: Islands Islands News Cause burglar’s death not yet officially determined

Best_of_2015_587x57_Results

Cause burglar’s death not yet officially determined

PHILIPSBURG--Investigations by a coroner into the death of a man who died during an attempted burglary of a home in Oyster Pond on Tuesday are still inconclusive, Prosecutor Tineke Kamps said Friday.

Together with two other suspects, the man had attempted to burglarize a home in Oyster Pond. He was caught and restrained by tourists, who held him awaiting the arrival of the police. The other suspects escaped.

According to the victims the man had resisted vigorously, while two other suspects had tried to free him by throwing stones at the victims, but did not succeed. After a while, the restrained suspect stopped resisting and remained lying on the ground. When investigating police officers checked on him, he was not showing any signs of life. Dr. Mike Mercuur pronounced the man's death on the scene later.

The body was confiscated to determine the exact cause of death. Prosecutor Kamps confirmed that an autopsy had taken place on Thursday, but said the results of the investigation were "very complicated."

"This means that additional investigations will have to take place. The final results may, therefore, take weeks, if not months," said Prosecutor Kamps.

It is not yet clear what the nature of the additional investigations will be or where these are to take place. "On-island investigations may already provide enough clarity," said Kamps.

Because the investigation into the cause of death has not yet been finalized, there is also no clarity concerning the question whether the incident constituted a crime or not. "Therefore, the Prosecutor's Office cannot make a decision as yet about the possible prosecution of suspects," said Kamps.

The tourists were questioned as suspects and have provided statements to the police, but they were not held or arrested, the Prosecutor said.

The Prosecutor's Office declined to provide or confirm any information concerning the dead suspect's identity. The Prosecutor declined to provide any further information, as the investigation in the attempted burglary is still ongoing.

Educator shares experience with learning disabilities
Wednesday, 01 April 2015
~ Makes do with available support ~ DUTCH QUARTER--There have been recent calls for more insight... Read more...
Best investigates plans for minor to perform at Carnival concert
Wednesday, 01 April 2015
PHILIPSBURG--The Inspectorate of Labour will be looking into the intended performance of an... Read more...
Image
Traditional herbal remedies used to treat chikungunya in Antigua
Tuesday, 31 March 2015
ST JOHN'S, Antigua--Last summer Sira Berzas (38) from Antigua and Barbuda was struck down with... Read more...
Image
Antigua Prime Minister calls ‘plans’ for new airline to compete against LIAT ‘treason’
Monday, 30 March 2015
ST. JOHN'S, Antigua--Regional airline LIAT said Monday that it had taken note of the statements... Read more...
Image
Armed prisoner who fled Virginia hospital captured in Washington
Tuesday, 31 March 2015
WASHINGTON--An armed prisoner who fled a suburban Washington hospital with a guard's gun on Tuesday... Read more...
Image
Indiana governor vows to 'fix' law lambasted for curbing gay rights
Tuesday, 31 March 2015
INDIANAPOLIS--Indiana's Republican Governor Mike Pence, responding to national outrage over the... Read more...
Image
Iran nuclear talks miss deadline, Russia says "key aspects" agreed
Tuesday, 31 March 2015
LAUSANNE, Switzerland--Six world powers and Iran missed a Tuesday deadline to reach an outline... Read more...
Image
Buhari wins historic landslide in Nigeria
Tuesday, 31 March 2015
ABUJA--Three decades after seizing power in a military coup, Muhammadu Buhari became the first... Read more...
Image
Wall Street earnings estimates may not foretell dollar impact
Tuesday, 31 March 2015
NEW YORK--Wall street analysts may be inadequately accounting for the dollar's sharp rise in the... Read more...
Image
Greece fails to reach initial deal on reforms with lenders
Tuesday, 31 March 2015
ATHENS--Greece failed to reach an initial deal with the European Union and the IMF to unlock aid... Read more...
Image
Construction location
Tuesday, 31 March 2015
Dear Editor, Who would've thought it? Only in St. Maarten could it have happened. A casino built in... Read more...
Image
Disgusted
Tuesday, 31 March 2015
Dear Queenie, This guy I’ve been dating is just wonderful except for one thing. He has this huge... Read more...
Image
Netherlands haunt Spain with 2-0 friendly win
Tuesday, 31 March 2015
AMSTERDAM-- Netherlands revived bitter Spanish memories from last year's World Cup finals when they... Read more...
Italy boss and UCI at odds over Astana
Tuesday, 31 March 2015
PARIS-- The Italian federation (FIC) and the International Cycling Union (UCI) have clashed over... Read more...
Image
Comics skewer apologetic Bieber at celebrity roast
Tuesday, 31 March 2015
NEW YORK--Pop sensation Justin Bieber, the subject of some unflattering headlines in recent years,... Read more...
Aspiro soars as star-struck investors miss Jay-Z deal
Tuesday, 31 March 2015
STOCKHOLM--Shares in Aspiro soared by 1,000 percent on Tuesday as investors clamoured for a stake... Read more...
Image
Easter
Wednesday, 01 April 2015
~ Traditions of a different kind~ In the wine-country village of Haux in France, a 30-year-old... Read more...
Image
Dine@ Anse Marcel Beach
Wednesday, 01 April 2015
~ Surprises at every turn ~ Sunday dawned and we sluggishly got up for breakfast. Actually, the... Read more...
Editorial - Time to move on
Tuesday, 31 March 2015
That the Council of Ministers decided to "follow up" on the 15 recommendations of the... Read more...
Editorial - Not helpful
Tuesday, 31 March 2015
The postponement of yet another Parliament meeting on Monday (see related story) raises doubts... Read more...
Image
Wednesday Apr. 01, 2015
Wednesday, 01 April 2015
Image
Tuesday Mar. 31, 2015
Tuesday, 31 March 2015
Notices April 1
Tuesday, 31 March 2015
Baseball Training St. Maarten Baseball Association invites players ages 15 to 21 to a... Read more...
Notices March 31
Tuesday, 31 March 2015
Report Card Sundial School makes known that students' Term 2 Report Card can be picked up on... Read more...