Freeport man tells youths be constructive after nephew’s murder

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Freeport man tells youths be constructive after nephew’s murder

A Freeport man is calling on youths to find something constructive to do with their time.

He made the statement following his nephew’s murder during an attempted robbery.

Speaking with the media at the Forensic Science Centre in St James on Tuesday, Deryck Charles said the killers made off with just a cellphone.


Charles said he was at home, just behind his brother’s Calcutta No. 1, Freeport home when, at about 2 pm, he heard a gunshot shot and rushed to his brother’s home where he found Kwesi Cox naked and bleeding.

The 32-year-old was unemployed, Charles said, but would do odd jobs and sometimes sell cold drinks whenever he could.

Charles said the criminals went to rob Cox’s father who operates a fruit stall outside his home. The gunmen ordered the businessman into his home and, while doing so, the father shouted out “bandits” and ran through his house.

One of the men fired, and Cox, who just stepped out of the bathroom, was shot in the neck. He was taken to the Couva Health Facility where he was declared dead.