Last Friday, while residents were preparing for bed, Ineta Liburd was being boarded on a plane headed out of Antigua, as lawmen continue to hunt for her brother Calvin “Burger” James, who allegedly killed her daughter and daughter-in-law and wounded her son on October 5.
Liburd had been in protective custody under police guard since the shooting rampage at her Donovans home some time after 6 a.m. that day.
Well-placed sources confirmed reports that the woman was sent overseas where she reportedly feels much safer, bearing in mind she was said to have been her brother’s target on the day of the incident, but he didn’t find her at home. She had already left for work.
Instead, he opened fire on her children, Tahisha Thomas and Lawrence James, as well as her son’s girlfriend, Sanchezca Charles who were at the house when he arrived. Thomas and Charles died while Lawrence James underwent surgery successfully.
Up to late yesterday, there was no word from the police on whether they had made headway in finding the trigger man whom they have identified as Calvin “Burger” James.
A $25,000 reward has been offered for information that leads to him being captured, and lawmen have been urging residents to contact the Rapid Response Unit at 764-2348 or 464-3938 or to call 911 to report anything they know regarding his whereabouts.
Liburd and one of her daughters are currently complainants against James in the High Court in relation to the beating and chopping he allegedly gave them three years ago.
The most recent alleged shooting attack is said to have stemmed from an ongoing land dispute between the siblings.
A day after the deadly shooting, Liburd made an appeal through OBSERVER media to the government, asking to be relocated to some place safe as she reported that people in her community said they saw the suspect in the area the night after the incident and he was looking for her.
Information regarding where Liburd is now staying remains confidential for safety reasons.
Meanwhile, there is no word yet on when her daughter and daughter-in-law would be buried.