Title: Richard and Grace Wheeler murder case
Comments: Margarit, I am simply repeating quotes attributed to Peter Green which appear in various articles about all these murders which appear in the UK press, The Guardian, The Daily Mail and the BBC.
Peter Green describes Richard Wheeler as a friend and says that he has been involved in selling his (Green's) plot of land. This is the land upon which Peter Green says he had commenced building when he saw the completed house for sale in Bacolet. He decided not to continue with the building but to buy the completed house instead. He went on to say that there was a dispute over the land with the man he had bought it from who claimed there was a clause in the original sale agreement to the effect that Green could only sell it back to him. Green further states that Wheeler discovered that Green's wife's name had been removed from the deed. Those held for Peter Taut's murder were occupying his house claiming to have bought it from them, Peter Taut was a neighbour of the Greens as were the German couple. My suggestion of a link is the fact that all of their properties are in close proximity and therefore there is a possibility that the land upon which they are all built once belonged to the same person or entity. Because of the proximity of the properties it is possible that a person or persons had a grievance or felt an entitlement to that land which could possibly have been acquired in some under-handed fashion, this is pure speculation on my part. However the original detail of my post originates from UK newspaper articles and attributed to Peter Green.I agree that you should not believe everything you read in Newspapers however Peter Green has not made any attempt to dispute the quotes so I can only conclude they are his.
As a general "link", it is a fact that all these nine victims were European (Excepting Grace), seven of them had been regular visitors to Tobago who subsequently acquired property, three of those properties were close together, Peter Green's plot was in dispute, his deeds had been altered without his knowledge, Peter Taut's deeds had been in some way interfered with, those held for Taut's murder claimed to have bought his house from him and he had returned to Germany (When in fact he was buried in his garden), Richard Wheeler was an accomplished lawyer,specialising in conveyancing and his wife was a Real Estate agent.Peter Green has been quoted as saying Richard Wheeler was assisting in the sale of his land and that the previous owner of that land was claiming to have an option to buy it back. I think one could be forgiven for suggesting that there is a common thread here which could come under the heading "Land/Property/Title Disputes. On the other hand these could be a string of coincidences and they could all be random robbery- related murders and attempted murders in which case perhaps there is a case to re-impose a state of emergency in Trinidad and Tobago?
I hope you do not refer me to one but I am not aware that any "tourist" in the purest sense of the word, I.e. Has no local connections, staying in conventional hotel accommodation, has been chopped with a cutlass and finished off by having their brains bashed in with a blunt instrument? It is absolutely clear that the primary objective in the most recent attack was to ensure the total demise of the victims. This need to be absolutely sure of the victim's death does suggest that the victims knew their assailants.
Source: T&T media UK media TTPS press conference