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Two charged in teacher’s execution-style killing

Published:Monday | March 13, 2023 | 1:19 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Staff Reporter
Samuel Martin.
Samuel Martin.

A Manchester teacher, whose body was found in bushes a week after he went missing, was beaten and shot execution style by four men, including one he had travelled to Clarendon to meet up with, police investigators believe.

Details of the gruesome killing of Samuel Martin, 41, a former lecturer at St Joseph’s Teachers’ College, in St Andrew, come after two men were arrested and charged for the crime that made national headlines in April 2019.

Naseve Brooks, a 23-year-old student, who Martin reportedly went to Clarendon to visit, and Larosa Sulal, 30, also called ‘Chin’, have been charged with murder and illegal possession of firearm and ammunition for the killing, Deputy Commissioner of Police Fitz Bailey confirmed on Sunday.

The new firearms law was not on the books at the time of the killing.

Brooks and Sulal, who are from Juno Crescent in Clarendon, are expected to appear before the Home Circuit Court today.

Martin’s decomposing body was found with the hands and feet bound in bushes along Juno Crescent on April 25, 2019, a week after he was reported missing and metres from where his car was found days earlier.

According to investigators, the educator left his family home in Manchester and drove to Brooks’ home at 26 Juno Crescent.

While inside the house, Martin was surprised by three other men armed with handguns. It is alleged that he was beaten, his hands and feet were tied, and items of clothing used to gag his mouth.

Investigators charge that the four men were seen leading Martin “forcibly” from the house and into his Nissan motor car.

Martin, who also did teaching stints at The Queen’s School, Vere Technical High, and other institutions, was transported to a bushy area nearby, where he was shot dead.

His body was doused with gasolene to mask the smell of the decomposition, the police theorised.