UPDATE: Murder suspect dead
The man being sought in connection with last Friday night’s murder of Linda Tull in Oistins is now dead.
Ryan Atwell of Pritchard Hill, St Patricks, Christ Church died at the hospital today after drinking a poisonous substance, police said in a just released statement.
Police PRO Inspector David Welch said Atwell was arrested yesterday and “indicated to the police at the time of his apprehension that he had ingested a noxious substance.”
“He was then taken immediately to the hospital for medical attention. On the morning of Monday, 18 November 2013, Mr. Atwell died,” the statement added.
Tull, 45, was found dead in her car, parked on a road behind the Oistins Polyclinic around 11:40 pm on Friday.
Welch said Tull and her daughter were leaving Oistins when they were accosted by a man. Tull’s daughter left to get police and when she returned with the lawmen, they found the woman was slumped in her car, injured and unresponsive. An ambulance was summoned but Tull died on the scene.
Two days earlier, lawmen were called out to Woodstock Road, Spooners Hill, St. Michael to investigate another case of a man attacking a woman and then committing suicide.
Vincent McClean Marshall, 60, reportedly stabbed his 50-year-old fiancée Judy Brathwaite and her friend Maureen Callender Harris before drinking a poisonous substance on Wednesday night.
Welch said Marshall allegedly stabbed Brathwaite in her stomach and also turned on Harris who he stabbed in the abdomen.