The Prime Minister took to social media to express his grief on Wednesday’s double murder in Tobago involving John “Joker” Mills and his common-law wife Eulyn John at their Cocrico Avenue, Buccoo home. Their bodies were found on Thursday. Rowley said Mills was his classmate at Bishops High School.
He posted on his Facebook page: “John and his wife were brutally slain by an intruder in their bedroom on Wednesday night in Tobago. What have we become? What are we producing as the next generation?”
Rowley said he remembered Mills from his childhood days having grown up together in poverty and with pride, “but violence and criminality were never a part of our life. Instead we shared lunch money and loved one another as we worked hard in the classroom and competed fiercely on the sports fields, honouring our parents, neighbours and respecting all adults.”
Attached to Rowley’s post was a photo of him and the murdered couple at a class reunion dinner last year.
Mills and John were found by their nephew around noon on Thursday with their hands and feet bound, mouths gagged and stab wounds, one day after Mills celebrated his 70th birthday.
Autopsies are expected to be done next week. Officers of the Homicide Bureau are continuing investigations.