Two brothers from Long Bay, St. James, were killed execution-style on Wednesday night, with the assailants setting their home on fire after the gruesome murder.
According to reports, the brothers, 16-year-old Neo Samuels, a student at St. James High School, and his elder brother Gregory Forbes, 22, were at their home with five other family members in the community of Wrong Turn when the house was invaded.
At approximately 11:40 p.m., the home, which was built of a combination of concrete and board, was invaded by armed men who gained entry after kicking open a door on the boarded area of the house. Samuels and Forbes were held at gunpoint, then placed face down and executed.
The house was set on fire, but the remaining members of the family, including a teen girl, an elderly woman, and a child, were able to escape uninjured. However, all their belongings were lost in the blaze, which destroyed the home.
Samuel and Forbs’ murders are currently being investigated by the Area One Major Investigation Division and the Barrett Town police.