Wednesday 23 October, 2019

Man caught breaking into home dies after beating

A man who allegedly broke into the home of a San Juan man was beaten so badly, that he eventually succumbed to his injuries.

The deceased has been identified as Ricardo Sam.

According to police reports, around 6.05 am on Tuesday morning, the homeowner, who lives along the Santa Cruz Old Road, was awakened by strange noises.

Upon investigating, he found a man known to him inside his home. The homeowner raised an alarm and the two got into a confrontation.

During the confrontation, the intruder was hit several times about the body with blunt force objects.

Neighbours heard the commotion and rushed to the homeowner’s aid.  The suspect, beaten and bloodied, was eventually detained and police were notified.

Sam was rushed to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex where he succumbed to his injuries while receiving treatment.

The suspect, police said, was well known to them for several larceny offences in the area and police said the homeowner is also aiding with inquiries.

An autopsy is expected to be performed today at the Forensic Science Center in St James.

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