St. Lucia police: 3 questioned in Briton's killing

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Associated Press

Posted on January 19, 2014 at 1:09 PM

CASTRIES, St. Lucia (AP) — St. Lucia police say they are questioning three men in connection with the killing of a British man aboard his yacht. None has yet been arrested, however, and officials won't say if the men might be suspects.

Police say 62-year-old Roger Pratt was killed late Friday when three men boarded his yacht while it was anchored off the southern town of Vieux Fort.

Pratt's wife, Margaret, was wounded during the attack. Police say she has been treated and released from a hospital.

The Warwickshire county couple were on a sailing trip to celebrate Margaret Pratt's 60th birthday.

Investigators have not disclosed how the man was killed. An autopsy has been scheduled for Monday.

Police are denying a British newspaper's reports that a suspect has been fatally shot by officers.

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