The sister of deceased stabbing victim, Paul St Rose, 57, has expressed sympathy for the teenage female who has been held in connection with his death.
Rosemary Alphonse told the Times that her family if praying for the relatives of the teenage suspect.
“We hope pray the family will hold strong just as we are. We lost somebody, but to have a child in that situation means that that family has lost someone just as we did,” Alphonse lamented.
She said there are lessons to be learned from the death of her brother.
According to Alphonse, all persons must think before they act.
She disclosed that when her brother was killed, there was talk in the neighbourhood that the teenage girl was the prime suspect.
“Even before the report came we had planned to speak with the family of the young lady to let them know that we have nothing against them because as parents, parents do not set their children up to do wrong things and we want to sympathize with her because of her age,” Alphonse recalled.
She said the young woman may not have matured.
“We do not know what her business was with my brother; the problem between the two of them we do not know,” Alphonse told the Times.
She also expressed concern about the upsurge in stabbings in the country.
Alphonse stated that the devil is busy and that all citizens must continue to pray for young people especially, so that Saint Lucia may have a better future generation.