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Saint Lucia yacht murder: Roger Pratt's killers 'caused brain damage with their fists'

By The Telegraph — last modified Jan 24, 2014 03:26 PM
Retired British businessman knocked unconscious and left to drown after robbers attacked boat in Vieux Fort. Report by The Telegraph.

Published: 2014-01-24 00:00:00
Topics: Piracy & Security
Countries: St Lucia

The killers of a British yachtsman murdered in St Lucia beat him with their fists until he suffered brain damage before leaving him to drown, a pathologist said today.

Roger Pratt, 62, died defending his wife from three robbers who attacked their boat as it lay moored off the Caribbean island last Friday.

Dr Stephen King, who examined the body, told The Telegraph that the retired businessman had been beaten unconscious before he drowned in the southern port of Vieux Fort.

"There was blunt trauma and there was brain damage," Dr King said. "The wounds didn't look like clubs or pieces of metal, they were more in keeping with fists."

Five men have been arrested so far in connection with the murder. Dr King said that the detectives would examine their knuckles for any signs of injuries from inflicting the beating.

Read the rest of this report at www.telegraph.co.uk

Previous noonsite.com reports:

TV Interview with Margaret Pratt, wife of murdered British yachtsman

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