The family of a retired district constable who was brutally murdered on Monday afternoon has painted him as a serial child predator who had absconded bail after being charged with assaulting a 12-year-old girl.
At about 2:30 p.m. on Monday, residents of Dallas Castle in St Andrew reported hearing gunshots and called the police. Following a search, 82-year-old Leonard Bennett was found lying in bushes with what appeared to be gunshot wounds to his face and neck. He was rushed to hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
While a number of residents recalled Bennett being a good man, his daughters, Julie and Lorn Bennett, said that while they regretted the brutal end their father met, he was the cause of much disgrace to the family.
They alleged that he was a serial child molester who was on the run from the law up until the time of his death.