Lawyer found hacked to death in Caribbean believed to be from Sheffield

Richard Wheeler and his wife were found hacked to death in Tobago
Richard Wheeler and his wife were found hacked to death in Tobago
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A lawyer and his wife have been found horrifically chopped to death at their home in Tobago.

Richard Wheeler, aged 73 and his 67-year-old wife Grace, who are believed to be originally from Sheffield, were found with brutal injuries on Monday, October 19.

Mr Wheeler was a partner in the Tobago office of Lex Caribbean, and also a member of the Tobago Chamber of Commerce.

His wife worked for a real estate agency.

The couple are believed to have lived at their home in Carnbee, Tobago, for 16 years.

The Trinidad Express has reported that the couple’s gardener found them.

He called the police, who attended the home and found Mrs Wheeler unresponsive on the lawn with a cut to the neck.

Inside, cops found Mr Wheeler lying face down in a pool of blood with chop wounds to both arms and the back of the head.

Robbery is being treated as a probable motive, as, the newspaper reports, the bedroom and living room areas were ransacked.

The Law Association said that Wheeler was a distinguished member of the legal profession.

A spokesman said: “The Association condemns this most vicious attack and calls for an immediate and thorough investigation into the double murder and calls upon the public to assist the police in providing the necessary information that will lead to the arrest and conviction of those responsible”

The Association also expressed condolences to the Wheeler family ‘for this tragic loss and urges the police to do all within its powers to bring the perpetrators before the Courts where justice shall be served’.