Nassau, Bahamas: Notorious killer, Ashley Newbold, was gunned down gangster style on Toothe Shop Corner around midnight. His photo (seen here) recently appeared in a local tabloid, as police wanted him after a shoot out with them last week. Newbold, a career criminal, was known for the murder of nightclub manager and graduate of St. Anne’s High School, Joy Cartwright in the 1990s. Obi Pindling, son of former Prime Minister, Sir Lynden Pindling, was also a “person of interest” in that case.
Particulars have it, according to our ‘deep-throat’ on the RBPF, that at around midnight last night, Newbold was coming from a function in the East Street area when he took a short cut near Toothe Shop Corner and was ambushed by persons unknown at this time. He received three gun shot wounds to the upper body and one to the thigh. The upper body shots were entered on his left side, which indicates that there was no face-to-face confrontation between Newbold and his assailant.
Upon arrival at the Prince Margaret Hospital, Newbold still coherent, was able to give his mother’s name, Izetta Newbold and her phone number as a person to contact and he was also able to give the general scenario of the crime committed against him. He succumbed to his injuries shortly after.
Newbold, referred to as a career criminal, started his life of crime when he burned down the Boy’s Industrial School in the early 1980s. Since then he has committed at least eight murders known to the police. He is the brother of College Track Coach Sidney Cartwright, who has on countless occasions bailed him out of trouble.
It is alleged that Newbold was hiding out in Exuma for a period with his sister, Bianca Campbell, who works in the travel agency field. He was arrested sometime last year on gun possession and allegations of threat against someone’s person. Miraculously, with his history of crime and jumping bail, Newbold was released on bail.
Newbold has terrorized the streets of Nassau from the time of his youth and many witnesses in the Joy Cartwright case are actually breathing a sigh of relief as the case was to be re-tried and they were afraid of what would happen to them at Newbold’s hand.
This career criminal had a history of being arrested, convicted, and sentenced, and then some legal fluke or possible help from the A.G.’s office would have him back on the streets again. Newbold was given so many chances to change his life of crime but he refused and now he has died as he lived….by the gun.