“Cathedral killers” complain

“Cathedral killers” complain

Attorney at Law, Tiyani Behanzin, has expressed concern over the treatment of two convicted murderers, known as the “Cathedral killers.”

Kim John and Francis Phillip are serving twenty-five years to life imprisonment for the December 31, 2000 attack on worshippers attending a mass at the Castries Cathedral.

A seventy-three year old nun and a sixty-two year old Priest died in the attack.

Several others who were doused with gasoline and set alight suffered burns.

The Attorney for the “Cathedral killers”, in an interview with HTS Television Friday night, said they had complained of serious harassment at Bordelais Correctional facility.

Tiyani Behanzin told HTS that John and Phillip reported being taunted and having their dreadlocks cut in December.

“It is not only about human rights but the right of an inmate to practice his religion,” Behanzin said.

He described the cutting of the men’s dreadlocks as a serious violation, since prison authorities know that both inmates observe the Rastafarian faith.

Behanzin asserted that he had not read any law in Saint Lucia which says that someone’s dreadlocks should be cut.

He said prison authorities tend to claim that shaving hair is for the purpose of hygiene.

However the Attorney observed that prisons are modern facilities and he did not see the point.

Clive Jules, the Communications Officer at Bordelais Correctional Facility, explained that the institution is guided by section 105 of the prison rules.

Quoting from the rules, Jules noted that the hair of every male prisoner will be cut as short as necessary, except by the direction of the Medical Officer.

He said he was not aware that the rights of inmates at Bordelais were being violated.

“We are very professional when it comes to the rights of inmates,” Jules declared, adding that Kim John and Francis Phillip are no exception.


  1. upset
    April 30, 2016 at 8:08 am Reply

    Chpz tun who cares what they complain about…Can they compare cutting dreads to what they did? Nonsense!!!

  2. dont judge we are not perfect
    April 30, 2016 at 8:44 am Reply

    To start off both of these guys has no reason to be alive today. They should have recieve a death sentence. They are mot rastaferian for sure cause resta dont do these things. They gonna get an attorney to come on tv to pleade their case of whats happening at the prison but who is pleading on those who still bears the scare of the horrific crime they did. Those who did nothing wrong except to be in a church where the should be safe from armsway. I am so sorry i was not close by to give this idiot lawyer a faceslap of words to come on national tv talking shit. I believe in the human right but these aint human…. they aint even animals.

    1. little
      April 30, 2016 at 6:33 pm Reply

      Dats exatly what i was about 2 comment and i was looking 4 a like button 2 but unfortunatly there’s none

    2. Anonymous
      May 1, 2016 at 5:41 pm Reply

      Yeah, their rights to live should have been taken from the for their brutal and cowardly act – targeting of helpless church goers. So, they should appreciate any type of living condition that they are subjected to.

    3. Imonabus
      May 1, 2016 at 9:39 pm Reply

      I disagree with you here cause we have no right to judge weather or not a man should be killed. Because they do have rights and whether or not you’re angry at what they did; which you are, should not forget that. Calling them less than animals then just saying that then where are you placing yourself? The society is corrupt and these guys retaliated, I’m not saying that they are right but you should at least try to understand someone before you start to just judge them through a mistake.

      1. Anonymous
        May 2, 2016 at 6:27 pm Reply

        they quick to judge not one has the right to say who lives or dies if the guys were any of they brothers or sisters they wouldn’t say these things they are saying now if you kill them you are no better than them

  3. Anonymous
    April 30, 2016 at 8:55 am Reply

    Some things are just not worth a response BUT……. This lawyer has the nerve!!!!!! and as for these two murderers, had they been executed for their crime there would be nothing to complain about. As far as I am concerned one is no longer human once he or she had comitted such an act. My only concern is for those whose lifes were taken, and everyone else who suffered as a result of what those sons of Lucifer did. Cutting of their dreadlocks???? They should be pleased that its only their dreadlocks. I would chop of the hands that threw the gasoline and started the fire . God forgive me.

  4. Anonymous
    April 30, 2016 at 9:05 am Reply

    Its our fault as they should have been hanged. I am so pissed off. Provision is made in our laws for it yet we dont because of ………… shate as far as I am concerned.

  5. The Commentator
    April 30, 2016 at 9:05 am Reply

    Those two crazy guys are just imitation Rastafarians who brought Rastafari into disrepute. Cutting off their locks exposes them as the crazy baldheads they always were.

  6. Anonymous
    April 30, 2016 at 9:14 am Reply

    so it offend their religion to cut their dreadlocks?but what about burning people in church„ doesn’t that offend their religion..these men shouldn’t have no right at all on this earth,this lawyer really have the nerves.smh

  7. Anonymous
    April 30, 2016 at 10:04 am Reply

    Who is the lawyer?

  8. Anonymous
    April 30, 2016 at 10:08 am Reply

    who is paying the lawyer he must be makeing good money

  9. Lucian
    April 30, 2016 at 10:41 am Reply

    Release them. Send them to the public so we can deal with them accordingly. Right now the prison is their only safety. Trust me release them. Heartless beasts.

  10. SaintLucian1
    April 30, 2016 at 10:55 am Reply

    To me for years this lawyer coming on tv and defending the case of these demons. Whatever that is in them must have went inside of him and possessed him as well, because for anybody to have the damn audacity. Both them and the lawyer need to be bathed in holy water and exorcised. He can go to hell with them too!

  11. Joan
    April 30, 2016 at 11:15 am Reply

    Seriously? They want to complain about freedom to practice their religion after attacking people in a religious place who were practising their own religion and not hurting anyone. Why are they even being given the time of day? Where was this concern about freedom to practice religion when they were MURDERING people for their faith?

    1. ms
      May 1, 2016 at 4:34 pm Reply

      It’s the sick system that WE have created. There is no difference between right and wrong now !!!

  12. Sir-Mix-A-Lot
    April 30, 2016 at 11:42 am Reply

    It is a serious violation of human rights to take a life.
    Is ok to kill but doh touch the locks?
    Do all of us a favour – HANG YOURSELVES!

  13. shame
    April 30, 2016 at 12:59 pm Reply

    this lawyer is a hyprocite and he should b ashame. I can bet my last dollar if his family member had died from this fire he would want those boys dead. shame on this useless lawyer. u want to talk about inmates rights. fool as u are.

  14. Anonymous
    April 30, 2016 at 2:07 pm Reply

    They have no shame to complain for such petty stuff they should be put in a 10 ft container in the hot sun and lock it up

  15. Meh
    April 30, 2016 at 3:13 pm Reply

    Did they leave the victims with a choice? Didnt they violate the victims rights? SMH. Lord forgive them for they know not what they do. The attorney is doing what attorneys do.. hes getting paid to defend them.. lol mweh mem

  16. SMH
    April 30, 2016 at 3:49 pm Reply

    Sad thing is they were giggling during untold stories and saying they would do it again..no remorse. They interrupted those Catholics with death and torment now its only by a Just God that they suffer the same.

  17. Anonymous
    April 30, 2016 at 5:37 pm Reply

    This lawyer is sick

    1. Gim
      May 1, 2016 at 8:57 am Reply

      I self say that lawyer just trying to make his name ih, i work in a lawyer office and i have never heard it.

  18. Anonymous
    April 30, 2016 at 8:35 pm Reply

    If their crimes wasn’t so serious this would be hilarious. Can you imagine these guys murdered 2 people who were practicing their religion and now they are complaining they can’t practice their own religion in prison?

  19. sa ca fet
    April 30, 2016 at 11:14 pm Reply

    Aa pal you’ll believe you’ll still have rights…..from the time you’ll committed you’ll planned come all rights gone…..and you guys even have religion….rasta man don’t carry demons ……coward pussies!!

  20. Anonymous
    May 1, 2016 at 7:16 am Reply

    Well they should have thought of the rights of people to worship God in a sanctuary. Our tax money should not be wasted like this. As for the lawyer…..get real!!! Chupes you have some nerve!

  21. Gim
    May 1, 2016 at 8:55 am Reply

    Salopteh!!!!! Rights about practising the religion, the catholics were practising the religion also, nonsense!!!

  22. Fudge
    May 1, 2016 at 9:17 am Reply

    Stop adding to the harsh religious profiling already faced by Rastafarians…these 2 aren’t Rastafarians but cold blooded killers.

  23. Anonymous
    May 1, 2016 at 7:29 pm Reply

    They lucky they cut the locks…it should have been their heads…and for the lawyer…take his head too…

  24. PISSED
    May 1, 2016 at 7:37 pm Reply

    Religion! Tell them respect the Rastafarian religion – what about the rights of the people who they hurt and killed – UTTER RUBBISH _ that did not necessitate a response even by the Prison personnel

    1. No hypocrite
      May 2, 2016 at 6:30 am Reply

      The countries of the Caribbean have humiliated and brutalised Rastafarian, they were shot like animals in the bush, hair cut on the streets, dragged in the roads etc…number of them who end up in the prision, even some innocent people their dreadlocks are cut off, that is a violation of their rights, no one speaks for the down trodden, I would instruct this lawyer because my family went through the same humiliation, when bordelais staff humiliated him, taunted him about cutting his locks and they eventually cut it off and put it in the rubbish, the lawyer is right, people in prison have protection of the constitution of St Lucia! I will instruct him to get damaged for what they did to my family member

  25. Anonymous
    May 2, 2016 at 8:44 am Reply

    When will St.Lucians and the world sees that the island of St. Lucia with the so called government is a waste of tyme. Cowards, illiterates, and lodge members they all are. Money hungry dogs, stupid fools, Im St. Lucian and praying for delieverance.

  26. Nile Goddess
    May 2, 2016 at 2:55 pm Reply

    Most of you sound so ignorant. It is Bordelais Correctional Facility! These same people that committ these ‘crimes’ are your same children- products of dysfunctional families- with parents that judge and talk just like you all are. Treat them as such. All you do is perpetrate the same system that creates the same so called monsters. Everyday these officers totally disregard our fundamental human rights and when someone draws it out, there are always narrow minded idiots to justify the wrong. You dont have to be in the position for you to see the person’s point, by that time it will be too late for you. People until you learn to see more colors in the spectrum , you will always be told there is nothing there to see!

  27. Lucian
    May 2, 2016 at 6:04 pm Reply

    Why we keep saying that they are Rastafarian. They are NOT of the Rastafarian faith and all Rastas should separate i-self from these dread-locs criminals. These are not men we as Rastas should uplift. They are criminals who used Rastafarian to commit spiritual offenses on innocent people. If they were indeed Rastas, they would be burned to death for the atrocious that they committed. Fire Burn all murderers.

    1. Anonymous
      May 6, 2016 at 6:29 pm Reply


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