Mother says she kept warning deceased son

Mother says she kept warning deceased son

The mother of Saint Lucia’s latest victim of a homicide has told the Times that she was tired of warning her son about following bad company.

Modeste Anthony, known as Urias, was shot and killed last night outside his home at Jacmel.


His mother, Antonia Charles, recalled that she was watching television last night with another of her sons who reported hearing the sound of gunfire.

Charles said that upon investigation, she found Modeste Anthony lying on the tiles in front of the house and groaning.

She also reported seeing some men suddenly appear, one of whom proclaimed to the others that Anthony was already dead.

“Urias was a boy I always talking to him every day about his behaviour, that it not good,” Charles lamented.

She disclosed that just yesterday, February 5, 2016, she told her son that she was giving him a last warning.

“Change your behaviour, live a good life,” she recalled telling him.

She said she remembered informing him that she had built him a home and given him everything in the hope that he would make a turn around.

“But you can’t change people’s hearts,” the mother explained.

She said that her brother was killed in almost the same way in 1993, three days before she celebrated her birthday.

According to Charles her son, on the other hand, died this year three days after she celebrated her birthday.

She said that the death occurred after 10PM last night.

Police were on the scene this morning as investigations continue into the killing.


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  1. kaioty
    February 6, 2016 at 8:06 pm Reply

    Comment: this goes to all those who can’t listen to their parents ..the road to do good is always rough. but the road to disobedience is well paved. the benefits goes to Crick Rambaly and Lazarus. guide your self accordingly.

    1. Anonymous
      February 8, 2016 at 1:16 pm Reply

      Well said Kaioty!!!

    2. Anonymous
      February 8, 2016 at 1:34 pm Reply

      Real talk

  2. Anonymous
    February 7, 2016 at 8:20 am Reply

    well said!

  3. Anonymous
    February 7, 2016 at 9:15 am Reply

    My condolences to the mother of the deceased. You are wise and strong to go through such dismay. Your wisdom is in knowing that no matter how much you speak to your child /children, you can’t choose their destiny. It is a decision only he can make. Despite the fact, he is still her son. Good or bad. A mother’s love for her child is alot greater than any love. No one can begin to comprehend how a mother feels having to bury her child at such a young age especially the cause of death. May the Good Lord give you strength dear mother to go through such an ordeal and bring you peace within yourself and forgiveness of those who robbed you from your son’s life.

  4. Randy
    February 7, 2016 at 10:03 am Reply

    So sad. No parent should witness such an ordeal as the life gone of their child. Heartbreaking

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