Curtis Joseph charged with bludgeoning P.E.I. man to death in St. Lucia

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CASTRIES, St. Lucia — Police in St. Lucia say a murder charge has been laid in the slaying of a 75-year-old tourist from Prince Edward Island who was attacked as he walked with his wife on a beach.

Cpl. Aniel Innocent, a spokeswoman for the Royal St. Lucia Police, says Curtis Joseph was charged today before a first district court magistrate in the capital city with murdering Colin Peter on Nov. 15.


She says Joseph, a resident of Castries, is accused of bludgeoning the tourist with a blunt object.

Peter was on the Caribbean island researching one of his ancestors —William Peter — a Canadian merchant who became a major local businessman when he moved to St. Lucia in 1890.

When much of Castries was rebuilt in 1948 after a devastating fire, a central boulevard and a prominent business district was named after William Peter.

Prime Minister Kenny Anthony described Colin Peter’s killing as extremely tragic.


... More to come, full details in the print edition of The Guardian on Wednesday.


Geographic location: St. Lucia, CASTRIES, Prince Edward Island Caribbean island

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  • confused
    November 27, 2012 - 16:52

    With all due respect , no one is disputing that fact that this case is indeed " horribe " & respect for Mr.Peter's & his family is primary however I'm confused as to who you think has been anything but respectul in light of this tragic event.Is it the media on reporting this story ?

  • Reader
    November 27, 2012 - 16:09

    I think The Guardian might point out that the suspect is not the Curtis Joseph who played goal for the Leafs.

  • Paul
    November 27, 2012 - 16:04

    The headline is a bit misleading. Presumably, the individual charged is a local resident of St. Lucia, and not the well known hockey player who retired a decade ago. The relevant information for Islanders is that a charge has been laid in the case. I doubt if anyone in PEI knows the person charged, so his name did not need to be in the headline, but could have been in the first or second paragraph.

  • Consider the family
    November 27, 2012 - 15:09

    Having all of this information blasted trough the media about a family member who has just passed in a sudden violent matter is horrible. I know everyone on pei wants to know what's going on as soon as it happens, I am one of those people as well. However, I know this family, and I personally have had something similar happen where my family member was accused of horrible things through the media. It's horrible and has to stop at a certain point. Please respect the families an their privacy in regards to this matter. Colin was a great man and may he rest in peace.