Man killed for boy's death - cops


March 14, 2016

The Westmoreland police are theorising that at least one of two people who were killed in the parish on the weekend was "just a victim of circumstances," and not the intended target.

Dead are 12-year-old Ajay Stewart, who was burned to death, and Michael Mair, 47, who was shot to death. Both are from Cornwall Mountain, Westmoreland.

Reports are that about 6:30 p.m. on Friday, the boy perished in a house fire believed to have been started by arsonists. Just hours later, while fire fighters were still conducting cooling-down exercises, explosions were heard, and upon investigation, police found Mair's bullet-riddled body on the ground.


Superintendent in charge of the parish, David White, told THE STAR that based on his information, Mair was a decent, law-abiding citizen in the area, and his death might have been a reprisal killing for the boy who died in the fire.

"It is said that [one of] his relative was the cause of the boy's death," White said.

He noted that the relative, in question has not yet been picked up by the police, as investigations are ongoing.

- S.W.

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