BAHAMAS – Murder accused shot dead
NASSAU –– A murder accused who was the boyfriend of anti-crime advocate Khandi Gibson was shot and killed outside her Pinewood Gardens apartment yesterday morning, authorities said.
Roberto Williams, 33, also known as “Bow”, was sitting in Gibson’s vehicle when two men approached and shot him several times, according to police.
The incident was captured on Gibson’s home surveillance system, several people on the scene claimed.
Gibson is president of Families Of All Murder Victims (FOAM).
Williams was released on bail earlier this year in connection with the February, 2013 murder of Marguerite Oletime, attempted murder and attempted robbery.
Police said he was being electronically monitored.
During his arraignment, Williams pleaded not guilty to all charges. A large crowd gathered on the scene yesterday.
A man at the scene poured bleach on the blood on the ground just outside the vehicle. Blood also stained the driver’s seat.
Gibson, who was said to be inside her home when Williams was murdered, was too distraught to speak to reporters.
Screams could be heard from the outside.
Williams’ mother was also distraught on the scene. At one point she collapsed in the street.
She blamed the police for Williams’ death.
The family believes that his death is connected to the murder of Jamal Huyler, 36, who was shot at a breakfast stand on Farrington Road on August 10, 2015.
Williams was one of several people, including Gibson, who was taken into police custody for questioning in connection with that murder.
Neither Williams nor Gibson was charged.
Following her arrest, Gibson denied involvement in the crime and said despite her innocence, there could be retribution.
“At the end of the day, when the police put your name out there and say that you are actually arrested or they say they have persons detained and people think that it is you, it causes the family, the relatives and friends to look at you sideways like ‘This person could be involved in my loved one’s murder’,” she told The Tribune.
“So where does that leave the 15 of us who were locked up for this murder? We are actually out there now, probably could even be sitting ducks, because once persons believe that you have something to do with their loved one’s murder they don’t care.”
There have been 107 murders so far this year.
Williams is the sixth person to be murdered since Friday.