BPS: 25 Year Sentence Sends ‘Clear Message’

May 2, 2017

“The 25 year sentence for murder and using a firearm handed down to convicted murderer Travone Saltus today sends a clear and unequivocal message to perpetrators of these types of crimes that there are serious consequences,” Detective Superintendent Sean Field-Lament, Crime Division said.

Following a trial in the Supreme Court, Saltus was convicted of the murder of Lorenzo Stovell, who was fatally shot outside Woody’s on September 23, 2012. Mr Stovell was partially paralyzed due to a previous shooting.

Detective Superintendent Sean Field-Lament said,”Today’s sentencing is a culmination of hard work and effort by the Bermuda Police Service [BPS] investigation and forensic support teams along with the tenacity and dedication of our criminal justice partners from the Department of Public Prosecutions.

“The support of the greater community with information and the courage of witnesses coming forward to assist the progress of this investigation was also a key component.

“Despite this significant result, the BPS is mindful of the sobering fact that a life was tragically lost and another will now spend a considerable amount of time behind bars.

“On behalf of the BPS I would like to express our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Lorenzo Stovell and hope that this outcome brings some closure.

“I would also like to reiterate the BPS appeal for witnesses or information on other outstanding serious crime investigations – if you know something say something.

“Anyone with information that may assist in solving a past or current gun murder is asked to contact the Serious Crime Unit on 247-1739 or alternatively, the independent and confidential Crime Stoppers hotline 800-8477.”

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