Providenciales, TCI, February 2, 2017 – It will very likely bring some relief and closure to her family and friends, as the Turks and Caicos Public Prosecutions Office has secured a conviction in shocking 2011 killing of Santa Ramirez Suarez. The 29 year old woman, originally from the Dominican Republic was a working barmaid at the popular Blue Hills eatery, Sailing Paradise when gunmen tried to rob the place and shot Suarez in the head in the process.
No one could forget the images of the scene in Blue Hills as friends of the beloved Santa, screamed, shouted, wallowed and even breached the crime scene set up by Police in order to get to their friend, who was pronounced dead at the scene.
A now 24 year old Levardo Smith was found guilty of what was the first murder of 2011 that fateful night in July. Smith, would have been only about 18 years old then. Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, Angela Brooks assisted by Shetalia Hall made a strong case in this retrial from 2013.
The jury of 12, yesterday, unanimously found Smith guilty of the killing and Judge Shuester sentenced Levardo Smith, of Provo to life in prison.