On this day 1987: Peter Tosh of the Wailers killed

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The Independent Culture

Reggae musician Peter Tosh of The Wailers met a violent end.

A street vendor whom he had befriended, called Leppo, stormed his home in Kingston, Jamaica, with two accomplices, shooting one of his friends dead and beating Tosh and another friend so badly that they died in hospital. Leppo soon turned himself in and was convicted in 11 minutes, a record in Jamaican legal history. The two accomplices were never found.