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Stabbing victim was divorcing wife — report

A Trinidadian found dead in a Devonshire apartment was reportedly in the process of divorcing his wife.<br><br>Telecommunications worker Marcus Gibbings, 32, was found with stab wounds to his body on Thursday.<br><br>It is believed the first officers to arrive at the apartment in Derwent Lane at 12.45 p.m. on Thursday were confronted by a bloody scene and signs that a struggle had taken place.

A Trinidadian found dead in a Devonshire apartment was reportedly in the process of divorcing his wife.Telecommunications worker Marcus Gibbings, 32, was found with stab wounds to his body on Thursday.It is believed the first officers to arrive at the apartment in Derwent Lane at 12.45 p.m. on Thursday were confronted by a bloody scene and signs that a struggle had taken place.Police in Bermuda have yet to reveal how Mr. Gibbings died or if they are looking for any suspects. Detectives have not ruled out foul play following the discovering of the body.The apartment remained sealed off by Police throughout yesterday with a number of Police vehicles in the driveway and an officer on guard at the front of the mustard-coloured building.It is understood there may have been an altercation at the apartment between Mr. Gibbings and someone he knew.An investigation is underway headed by Acting Inspector Robert Cardwell and Acting Inspector Terrence Maxwell.Mr. Gibbings worked for Hamilton-based IT communications company CCS. The company paid tribute to him in comments reported in yesterday's

Royal Gazette.The death of Mr. Gibbings has shocked the quiet neighbourhood around Derwent Lane. One 27-year-old resident, who has lived all his life in the street, said of Mr. Gibbings: “He was a really nice guy, humble and always courteous and polite.“He was someone you could speak to and had the type of behaviour that made you want to have him as a neighbour. He said the IT worker was well-liked and was often visited by fellow Trinidadians on the Island, many of whom had come to the scene after hearing news of the death.The resident added: “It is sad for something like that to happen to such a nice guy. I've lived here for 27 years and nothing like this has ever happened before. This is one of the best neighbourhoods to live in.”According to reports in Trinidad, the father-of-three was in the process of getting a divorce.Condolences have also since been posted on the Trinidad and Tobago Express newspaper's website, one from a Bermuda resident called Glenda reads: “I came to know Marcus in Bermuda.“His untimely death is indeed tragic, especially here in Bermuda where the crime rate is relatively low. Marcus was always willing to support the activities of the West Indians here and was an integral part of the “Trini Lime.” A great loss, he will be missed.”Another tribute said: “My prayers go out to the Gibbings family. Bermuda is a place we don't hear much of, much more to hear Trinidadian living, working and getting killed there. I hope they find the killer(s) and put them where they belong. God bless the victim's family as they go through this tragic ordeal.”While a further message notes that Mr. Gibbings was “well loved by the Trinidad and Tobago community in Bermuda”.It is believed Police are following a number of lines of inquiry and have decided to publicly release minimal information at this time.However, the Bermuda Police Service is asking that anyone who spoke to Mr. Gibbings either on Wednesday or Thursday, or has any information about the matter, call the Serious Crime Unit on 299-4315 or 299-4239 or the confidential Crimestoppers hotline 1-800-623-8477.

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Published February 07, 2011 at 1:11 pm (Updated February 07, 2011 at 1:11 pm)

Stabbing victim was divorcing wife — report

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