Third person charged with murdering Sittingbourne teacher Carl Davies on Reunion island
by Hayley Robinson
A third person has today been charged with murdering Kent
teacher Carl Davies on a paradise island.
The 24-year-old man appeared before a judge accused of killing
Carl while he was working as a security guard on a ship that
stopped at Reunion island in the Indian Ocean.
Another defendant is appearing in court this afternoon, when he
is also expected to be formally accused of murdering Carl (pictured
Yesterday, a 16-year-old boy and his 26-year-old brother
were charged with murder.
Two other men have been detained by authorities as part of an
investigation into Carl's death on the French-governed
Police on the island described the killing of Carl as a
"vicious crime" and confirmed there were no sexual
Officers from Kent Police are due to visit his parents, Andy and
Maria Davies, at their home in Harrietsham this afternoon to
update them on the French investigation.
The couple's French-speaking lawyer is also expected to speak to
them tonight after the court hearing.
Carl, of Harrier Drive, Sittingbourne, was 33 when he was killed
on the French-administered island on November 9, 2011.
The former Royal Marine had been working as a security guard
on a ship that had berthed there.
He had also worked as a teacher at Sittingbourne Community College
and the Isle of Sheppey Academy.
His parents were initially told their son had died after
falling into a ravine - but a week later they received the
news he had been murdered.
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