Yachter Murdered Trying to Protect His Wife From Armed Boat RaidersS

A sixty-two-year-old British man was murdered trying to protect his wife in the Caribbean this weekend after armed attackers raided his 41-foot yacht.

Roger and Margaret Pratt were on a year-long boating trip to celebrate Margaret's 60th birthday. They had just spent time on the island of St. Lucia when three armed attackers boarded their boat, Magnetic Attraction.

It's not clear what happened next. Police aren't sure if Roger was shot or not, but according to reports, Roger ā€” who had recently taken a seminar on pirates ā€” struggled with his attackers. After they fled the boat, Margaret, who was generally unharmed, found Roger floating nearby.

Margaret was briefly hospitalized and released. St. Lucia officials say they've arrested three people in connection with the case.

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