Jonathan Keenan Felix, who died after was allegedly stabbed in the chest by a known assailant, was a troublemaker, a close relative has told the Times.
“His father disowned him because he was very disagreeable,” the Times was told.
Felix is reported to have been in and out of jail at least five times.
About eight years ago his father, with whom he lived, put him out of the house they used to share at Sans Soucis after Felix’s bad behaviour could no longer be tolerated, according to a relative.
The relative said Felix would go on a rampage in the neighbourhood, stealing people’s property, breaking into cars and fighting.
“The troublemaker will rest now in peace,” the relative said.
The deceased lived for some time in the United States and apparently returned home with a drug habit.
However the relative denied that Felix was a criminal deportee.
It is reported that Felix lived on the streets after being put out by his father.
The deceased was a qualified welder who was once married and has two children and three grand children.
Felix, according to reports, was stabbed during an altercation with another man over whose right it was to wash a vehicle for cash.
The incident occurred on April 3, 2016 about 12:50 p.m. between Darling Road and Jn. Baptiste Street, Castries.
Felix succumbed to his injuries whilst receiving treatment at Victoria Hospital.
An individual is in custody assisting with investigations.
Saint Lucia has so far recorded nine homicides for the year.