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December 4, 2012
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Former Jamaican cricketer murdered

Andre Williams, STAR Writer

The death of a Jamaican business owner and former international cricketer, who was killed while trying to defend a customer at his establishment, has left the Florida community in shock, THE STAR understands.

Dead is Errol Peart, 59, a former US cricket batsman from Jamaica and father of two. He is also reportedly the cousin of Jamaican politicians Micheal and Dean Peart.

According to the www. dailymail.co.uk,Peart was killed around 1 p.m. on Sunday while rushing to the aid of a customer who was being robbed in his business parking lot located in Miami Gardens.

Our news team understands that Peart intervened in a robbery which involved one of his customers and two armed robbers at his popular car wash establishment.

THE STAR gathered that Peart's murder suspects immediately fled the scene leaving his body beside one of the cars he had only moments ago been washing.

The STAR learned that onlookers who converged on the scene acknowledged that Peart was a good man to many.

He was characterised by residents who said, "He's a hard working man with a mission ... He was always there to help you, even if you had a criminal past, he was there for you ... Everyone in the community respected him."

Meanwhile, as a former international cricket player, Peart's tragic death was highlighted by ESPN yesterday.

He represented the US in five matches at the 1990 ICC Trophy in the Netherlands.

Peart was reportedly praised as the US' leading scorer at the event after having made 209 runs.

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