For the first time in over 30 years, Peter Bradshaw is a free man.
The convicted murderer exited the gates at Her Majesty’s Prison Dodds for the last time this morning just after 10 a.m., after being incarcerated since 1985 for the murder of 74-year-old plantation owner Cyril Sisnett.
Clad in a black pin-striped shirt, black pants, black shoes and clenching a black notepad and an orange washcloth, a bespectacled and dreadlocked Bradshaw was greeted by his older sister Roseta Bradshaw, along with a few family members and friends as he took his first steps of freedom.
Once a death row inmate, in a brief speech to the media, Bradshaw said he was thankful and humble to be free.
“I am humble and give God the thanks for the mercy that was shown to me,” he said.
And the man that once terrorized Barbados in the 80’s along with notorious criminals Winston Hall and David Oliver, explained that having been touched by God while in prison, he would now concentrate his efforts on helping the youth.
“It is my intention to help the youth of this country . . . but I need the assistance of the relevant officials, teachers and corporate Barbados.
“And I leave here on this note: From prisons to prayers,” he added.
Bradshaw, who will celebrate his 50th birthday on April 1, told members of the media he also had other plans, but said he would disclose that at a later date.
After embracing a few friends, he quickly jumped into a white taxi and drove away.
His sister Roseta told Barbados TODAY she believed her brother would easily reintegrate into society.
She insisted that Peter was now a changed man.
“Whatever God does is well done and you guys have to understand that all that took place and is taking place is because of a sin problem. We have freedom of choice and when we make bad choices we have to face the consequences.
“But I am sure and very certain that the Lord has done something new in Peter and he is a better man today. I am positive he will be integrated back into society because God will do it and he is doing it,” she said.