Staff of the Ministry of Education where murder victim Kimberly Williams de Leon worked as an accountant, have planned a candlelight vigil Monday evening in memory of the deceased.
The disclosure has come from Caron Tobiere, the spokesperson for a group of concerned former schoolmates of the victim.
Tobiere said the group was informed on Friday about the planned event.
Members of the concerned group held there own event last week in Constitution Park, Castries, to demonstrate solidarity with the family of Kimberly Williams de Leon.
Tobiere told St Lucia Times that members of the group will attend Monday evening’s vigil which is scheduled to start at 5:30 PM at the Castries Waterfront.
She revealed that the concerned group is also in the process of planning future events.
Kimberly Williams de Leon was shot dead last week at Chef Harry Drive, Morne Fortune, Castries.
Police said that her husband, a police officer, is a ‘person of interest’ in the case, based on previous reports of domestic incidents that had been acted upon by law enforcement officers.
The police have promised an unbiased probe, despite the fact that one of their own is a person of interest.
Asked about calls for an independent investigation, Caron Tobiere expressed confidence in the ability of the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (RSLPF) to do “a good job.”
“Unfortunately, the perception so far does not necessarily carry that and I think it would be a good thing, if only for the purpose of comforting persons, that the investigation is done thoroughly and to the best of the ability of our police,” she stated.
“There is still this sense that her husband is a person of interest. I don’t think there has been an update from the Commissioner. We know he ( the person of interest) is now on vacation leave and so we are waiting to see what comes out of it.”
Tobiere said there are some questions she would like to ask.
“I would like to know if this was a robbery gone bad – I don’t think I have heard anything on that level, so there are so many questions that need answers,” she told St Lucia Times.
“Right now I think we have to rely on our police and hope that they do what is in the best interest of justice,” Tobiere explained.