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– wife, daughter taken into Police custodyA rice farmer was on Monday evening shot and killed in his West Berbice home after gunmen allegedly invaded the property.Dead: Gregory ReynoldsDead is 60-year-old Gregory Reynolds, also called “Bermine”, of Lot 131 Number 8 Village, West Coast Berbice, Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice). It is believed that he was shot sometime between 20:00h and 22:00h.According to reports, Reynolds, his wife and daughter were at home when the gunmen struck. The man was later found lying in a pool of blood in the lower flat of the building and an alarm was raised. At the time, he had close to $400,000 in his pants pocket.While the details of what took place were not forthcoming, Guyana Times understands that the now dead man would normally give his wife and two children money when he sells his paddy at the end of each crop.The dead man’s sister,Barbra Pluck-KingIt has been reported that on Monday, the rice farmer collected his money to purchase two new wheels for his tractor. This, however, might have angered the man’s wife and an argument erupted between them.The dead man’s sister, Barbra Pluck-King, related that although Reynolds lived among four of his siblings, none of them were informed when the alleged bandits attacked nor after they left.The woman added that she was informed that the Police arrived at the scene and found her sister-in-law sitting next to her brother’s motionless body. However, she did not relate any information to the family about what transpired.“I didn’t see any doors or windows broken so I turned around and asked, Kuntie what really happen? And she said ‘me na know. Me bin sit down in the hammock and me na know happen’”.According to the man’s sister, the woman was wearing several gold chains, bangles and rings when she arrived at the scene.“Now if somebody come to rob, they will be looking for jewellery and money,” she noted. With little help coming from her sister-in-law, she turned to her niece for information.However, she got no vital information from the 25-year-old. In fact, according to the grieving sister, she was verbally abused hence, she became suspicious.“No windows were broken; it is just like a door kicked from the inside. If someone break and enter, there would kick from the outside. When I looked at the blood on the ground and I see the gel on the ground, I know that my brother was not just murdered. In know that he was dead for a little while,” the sister who is a registered nurse revealed.Both the woman and her daughter were taken into Police custody as they continue their investigations.Meanwhile, the couple had been married for more that 30-years and their union brought forth two children. The woman has two other children from her previous marriage.An autopsy performed on the body on Tuesday gave the cause of death as shock and haemorrhage as a result of multiple gunshot injuries.
Lowe ready Pitcher Derek Lowe participated in pregame stretching while wearing a bright red jersey, something reliever Jonathan Broxton had prepared for him as a joke. Quarterbacks often wear red jerseys in practice to avoid being hit. Lowe had been scratched from his scheduled start on Wednesday night after a throw from Broxton hit Lowe between the thumb and index finger of his pitching hand while the two were playing catch, leaving a severe bruise. But Lowe was able to throw Thursday and thus will be able to start Saturday against Arizona. [email protected] local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By Tony Jackson STAFF WRITER Dodgers right-hander Jason Schmidt, meeting with reporters for the first time since undergoing season-ending shoulder surgery on June 20, said Thursday that he still believes he will be ready for the start of spring training and that he can be as good a pitcher as he ever was and perhaps even better. “It’s a tricky question, because what was I before?” Schmidt said. “I’m striving to be better than that. That is my goal.” The Dodgers signed Schmidt, a 12-year veteran with a proven track record, to a three-year, $47 million contract last winter, snatching him when the free-agent market was thin on pitching. But from the start of spring training, it was clear Schmidt’s velocity had dropped off, and the result was that he went 1-4 with a 6.31 ERA in six starts around a seven-week stint on the DL. When it was clear he wasn’t getting any better, he underwent exploratory arthroscopic surgery, during which doctors repaired bursa scarring, biceps tendon fraying and a labral tear, knocking him out for the rest of the season. “To wake up and realize what it was, that was definitely a shock,” Schmidt said. “I was disappointed. But at the same time, for anyone who has ever had surgery, it’s kind of a relief to know that whatever issues you had are now fixed and you can move forward. … “I’m feeling really good. Obviously, you want to be throwing, but there is a whole time frame that we need to follow for the healing process.” Schmidt met with doctors on Thursday and will do so again in about six weeks, at which time he could be put on a throwing program.