On December 11th, 2006, Stacy Wilson was horrifically attacked & beheaded at a crowded bus terminal in St. Vincent, a scenic Caribbean island. Although this horrific true crime had many witnesses, this grisly murder case is relatively unknown. There are only a few facts revealed to the public and countless questions left unanswered.
Let’s look at the facts we do know.
Stacy Wilson’s death
Wilson was only twenty-one years old and returning home from her job as a hospital desk clerk. Witnesses state that they saw the assailant, Sean Samuel, trailing behind Wilson at the Kingston bus stop.
Shortly after, Samuel dragged Wilson off the bus. Wilson tried to hide underneath the bus in search of refuge from Samuel. Yet, as she attempted to escape, Samuel cut off her right hand with a machete. Terrified onlookers watched in shock as Samuel pulled her out from under the bus and began to behead the victim, which took numerous strikes. Samuel held up Wilson’s decapitated head before throwing it to the ground.
There was no time for Samuel to escape the scene. Swiftly, the police arrived and arrested Sean Samuel, but it was too late for Stacy Wilson. Witnesses reported the killer bowed his head and saluted to the police before he was restrained.
When the police arrived, the victim’s head and right hand were found roughly fifteen feet away from her body.
Samuel, who was in his thirties, was sentenced to life in prison. He had avoided the death penalty due to his longstanding mental health issues.
Various witness reports & claims
The case was quickly closed since Samuel was caught in the act. However, many facts such as possible motives have remained unsolved.
Some witnesses claimed Samuel was making romantic advances to Stacy Wilson, which she continuously rejected. Outraged, Samuel committed his terrible crime. There are even some reports of Samuel having appeared at Wilson’s place of work where she had repeatedly asked him to leave. However, this claim hasn’t been verified.
One bystander claimed Samuel even kissed Stacy Wilson’s decapitated head before throwing it to the ground.
Numerous people were witness to the crime at the bus terminal. As a result, many graphic photos were taken of Wilson’s headless body and her detached parts. These photos stirred online true crime communities and gore fans alike. However, the victim’s family has repeatedly asked for all photographs of Stacy Wilson taken after the crime at the bus stop to stop being circulated.
Beheadings in St. Vincent
Despite the small island’s population of 110,000, this is hardly the first beheading crime in the Caribbean city.
In 2003, the headless body of Albert Browne was found on the mountain near a small village in the southern St. Vincent region of Marriqua. Browne’s head was later found buried in a shallow hole which was 300 feet away from his body.
Although the murderer was convicted and died in 2009, the details of the crime are largely unknown. At the time, this was considered the worst crime in the small island’s history.
Samuel’s sister also convicted of murder
Sean Samuel’s sister, Rosetta Samuel, had horrifically killed her family on April 15th 2013 in Brooklyn, New York. On that Monday, Rosetta Samuel shot her boyfriend, her infant son, and then finally herself. Her eldest son, Dondre Samuel, escaped during the shooting by jumping through the window.
Rosetta Samuel was a New York City police officer. She had left a suicide note explaining to Dondre that she killed his little brother in order to relieve the “burden” of caring for him.
A separate note was found torn to pieces in the toilet. Investigators were unable to decipher the damaged message.
Rosetta Samuel’s motive is mostly unknown, however, some believe it was due to her boyfriend’s potential infidelity. The case was closed due to the killer’s suicide.
On Wednesday October 15th, 2008, a jury unanimously voted that Sean Samuel was guilty.
The gruesome murder of Stacy Wilson has become relatively unknown to the public. Yet, the crime remains haunting & traumatizing to those who witnessed the attack at the Kingston bus terminal.