‘Captain Fredy’ murder case to be featured on Investigation Discovery

Fernando "Captain Fredy" Silva (Warwick Beacon image)

Details in a murder case about a popular Warwick boater who police believe was robbed and killed for his lottery winnings will air Wednesday night on the Investigation Discovery Channel.

Mayor Joseph J. Solomon, along with Col. Stephen McCartney, said the department’s investigation into the death of 70-year-old Fernando Silva, who was also known as "Captain Fredy," will be featured on Season 4, Episode 15 of "See No Evil," at 9 p.m.

Detectives said Silva was robbed and killed Aug. 2, 2015, near Warwick Cove off Randall Avenue, which is where Silva's sailboat was moored.

"The investigation, which included a review of surveillance footage from local marinas that will be featured on the show, led to the August 20, 2015, arrest of Troy Gunderway, now 44, and Richard Baribault, now 40," authorities announced Tuesday.

Prosecutors said Gunderway and Baribault snuck onto Silva’s boat, where authorities said they attacked and killed him.

The men were charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy in Silva’s death.

Almost two years later, Gunderway took a plea deal, admitting to the murder. He was sentenced to 35 years to serve.

Baribault was sentenced to life plus 10 years by Superior Court Judge Brian Stern in November.

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