Chopped To Death

Miguel Olivero

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – An Hispanic man is assisting police with their investigation into the death of Miguel Olivero, 37, of Villa.

The deceased, the country’s 12th murder victim, died at Mount St John’s Medical Centre (MSJMC) shortly after 5:30 am Monday morning. Hours earlier, he was involved in a deadly fracas in a bar on Dickenson Bay Street and was reportedly chopped about the body.

The incident occurred yards away from where the father of three operated a small vending booth.

Olivero’s death has left some quarters of the Hispanic community here in shock.

His girlfriend of many years, Yinely Ramirez said the reality of her companion’s death came yesterday after officials at the hospital handed her the items of clothing he last wore.

Ramirez said she is being comforted by the eight-year-old daughter she shared with the deceased, who is her “Tower of strength.”

Police reports indicate that Olivero was at the Dickenson Bay Street location around 9:45 pm Sunday when two men stormed in and demanded $120, which was owed to them from the deceased.

It was reported that all three men got into an altercation, which escalated into a fight.

To date, police have not charged anyone for Olivero’s death.

(More in today’s Daily OBSERVER)


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