A custody battle was on Monday morning in the Family Court for the children of murder victim, Kimberly Williams de Leon and her husband, relatives of the deceased have said.
One of the relatives, Alix Williams, was among a group of individuals who gathered outside the court building to await a verdict.
Williams told St Lucia Times that the custody battle between Kimberly Williams de Leon and her husband for their two young children predated the woman’s murder.
According to Williams, after Kimberly’s death, the children were put in the care of a relative.
But she disclosed that the father wants custody.
“The father wants the children,” Williams said.
Asked for her opinion on the issue, she said although she has one she preferred to keep it to herself for now.
Williams declared that she wants justice in the murder of Kimberly Williams de Leon.
“I want justice. I don’t want the matter to drag on,” she explained.
Lora, a friend of deceased, who was also present outside the court, told St Lucia Times she was there to support the children of the deceased aged 4 and 9 years.
“Exactly where they are right now, I would like them to remain,” she asserted.
Lora said the death of their mother had been very traumatic for the youngsters.
“But they are trying to cope,” she told St Lucia Times.
The friend of the deceased said she wants to see justice served in Kimberly’s death.
“I want to see justice and I want to see justice in a hurry because to me, there is a lot of stuff that everybody knows and nothing is being done about it,” she stated.
Kimberly Williams de Leon died from a single gunshot wound to the head.
The wife of a police officer, she was murdered at Chef Harry Drive, Morne Fortune, Castries.
Police reported that her husband became a ‘person of interest’ due to past ‘domestic incidents’ that had been acted upon by law enforcement authorities.