Sheer butchery

Spooner family lament killing of St John man

St John resident Deon Spooner will forever be haunted by the image of his brother Kenrick Adolphus Spooner lying dead in the bushes Todds Land, St George, not far from their 1 Pools Land, St John home.

It is the sheer butchery of the attack that resulted in Kenrick’s death that will stay with Deon, who discovered the body of his 48-year-old brother with multiple stab wounds to his head.

Kenrick, a general worker at Chickmont Foods, was on his way home for lunch when he was apparently attacked by an unknown assailant, who made off with his wallet, cell phone and personal items. Only a stick of gum and 50 cents were left in his pockets. It was around 2 p.m. that the family was alerted by a co-worker that Kenrick could not be reached. They immediately formed a search party, and Deon decided to walk around the area with the family dog, which led him to the corpse around 6 p.m.

Onlookers at the scene where the body of Kenrick Adolphus Spooner was discovered.

The dead man’s mother, 67-year-old Linda Spooner, was too distraught to speak, and his sister, Katherine Spooner, told Barbados TODAY Deon was still shaken by the discovery.

Katherine said the family simply could not understand why anyone would so cruelly rob her eldest sibling of his life.

“Kenrick was a very nice, loving person. He didn’t used to interfere with anybody, just make sport and go along,” she said from the family home.

Kenrick was the oldest of his mother’s four children and was assigned the role of the ‘mood-maker’ –  always one to create loads of laughter among his family.

But nothing can erase the sadness that accompanies the thought of Kenrick being chopped up and abandoned in the bush.

“This is the first time anything so has happened in our family and to see it happen to my big brother, I really don’t know,” Katherine woefully said.

Overcome with emotion, she reminisced about Kenrick’s devotion to his family.

Not one to go out or play sports, he opted to remain home or visit his girlfriend who lived nearby, when he was not at work.

“He would come make sport with us, cheer up the children and play with all the little children and when he here would come and wake up all the children and holler to let you know that he’s here,” she sadly recalled.

16 Responses to Sheer butchery

  1. Patranell Callender
    Patranell Callender July 15, 2017 at 12:44 am

    Truly sad my condolences to his family

  2. Dave Person
    Dave Person July 15, 2017 at 12:48 am

    within walking distance from perogative house….

  3. Taurus Bull
    Taurus Bull July 15, 2017 at 1:14 am

    It isn’t happening to the Big Boy’s families so nothing will be done about it .All the Amnesty and Human rights bill they signed, if it was their families they would reversed it to hang them but they don’t care about us.

  4. Lionel Gittens
    Lionel Gittens July 15, 2017 at 1:21 am

    I keep telling people that we poor people have to look out for each other. The politicians only need our votes that’s when they show interest. Let any of their families get kill B or D and you will see what I’m talking about.

  5. Saga Boy July 15, 2017 at 2:53 am

    @Lionel. What does the killing of this man got to do with politics? Which politician made the person who committed that attrocious act kill? How do the politician influence the killer? People have to start taken responsibility for their own actions. We all have choices.

  6. Sheldine Dyall
    Sheldine Dyall July 15, 2017 at 4:55 am

    I really believe it’s time the police remove the 24 hours missing person report.
    When the family know how the individual moves and an unusual event occur and notify the police why not act early.
    That’s why the family could start an early search.

  7. Maureen Drake-Clarke
    Maureen Drake-Clarke July 15, 2017 at 4:56 am

    Sarah A Didier

  8. clint July 15, 2017 at 7:41 am

    There seems to be a pattern: The two men chopped to death on the plantation a couple weeks ago; now this; in the St.George area…

  9. Shirley July 15, 2017 at 8:29 am

    My comment is why when there is a death or anything that the police has to be involved, Barbadians always messing with the crime scene. This really have me upset. Just so they can be the first to post it on social media. You guys need to watch CSI Miami. Leave the investigation to the police. Now this poor man’s family may never know what or who killed this man because of your malicious ness and stupidity. I just hope that the police pay attention to this. Officers if you find them interrupting your crime scene, take away the phone with the video and then give them a ticket .

  10. Milli Watt July 15, 2017 at 11:52 am

    serial killer…….

  11. Mike July 15, 2017 at 11:59 am

    Amnesty International and the privy council are two of the institutions that are contributing to the carnage we are seeing in third world countries including Barbados. Criminals can kill at will knowing they can’t be hang legally and their rights are more important that those of the persons they killed. I call it political slavery by countries like the UK. Every country must have the right to exercise their laws according to their constitution. The lawless will continue until the third world countries stop this madness and deal with those criminals who are like terrorists destroying their own countries. As long as we have to borrow from international agencies who put conditions in the fine prints which supports Amnesty international and the Privy council this madness will continue.

  12. Lorenzo July 15, 2017 at 12:37 pm

    the question I would like to ask is where is the Attorney general in all this escalating crime?Not a word from him.What is his plan going forward ?Will we see the return of joint patrol with the BDf and the police or a stop and search something needs to be heard from the AG now and not about abolishing hanging or the rights of criminals or that statistics show we are not as bad as trinidd or Jamaica.The time for action is now.

  13. Jea Alleyne July 15, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    We will soon be as bad as Trinidad and Jamaica, because more pressures (taxes) being taken out of our community the worse people’s behaviour will become. Poverty breeds all sorts of social ills, the criminal rate has been rising since we are taxed, taxed, taxed. Barbados doesnt have to be in the situation but it is engineered by those in Authority, while the poor people’s money is missing and no investigations there, guns in the community and no investigations there either, we are all being set up. Think back 10 years, was it like this, No !! We are living in a false society, based on taxation and exploitation…..

    Our ancestors lived as a tribe, a place for every man woman and child in society….look at the difference now, this society cares nothing about poor people and they are responsible for them being poor. It is a “them” and “us” system, we are to remain slaves, just like our ancestors 178 years ago.

  14. andy g July 16, 2017 at 8:52 am

    where was the politics when Cain kill Abell? Murder will always be with us.I believe the ratio of murder to population today is the same as forty years ago.(just my believe because I have no stat)

  15. Biscuits July 16, 2017 at 12:50 pm

    So sorry that some would seek to politicize this horrendous act of savagery. The person who did this may be linked to the previous murders close by. It is believed that these types of criminals often follow the media or revisit the scene of their crime, to keep updated. If that is indeed so, fear not you will eventually be caught!
    To the family and loved ones of these men who brutally lost their lives…sincere condolences.

  16. grant July 17, 2017 at 1:00 am

    No Death Penalty

    No hanging, Bail for accused murderers, What else do you expect. Why is it so hard to understand. The killers know that there is no deterrent penalty. i.e death penalty


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