UPDATED: Soufriere farmer may have seen something he shouldn’t have – son

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UPDATED: Soufriere farmer may have seen something he shouldn’t have – son
Victor Jn Phillip
Victor Jn Phillip

The body of a man was discovered on a farm in Fond St. Jacques, Soufriere this morning with a single gunshot wound to the head.

The body of Victor Jn Phillip, 65, a farmer from the area, was discovered at about 5:00 a.m.

The victim’s son, Keran Jn Phillip told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) that his father would usually return home around 4:30 p.m. everyday from his farm.

However, after realising that Jn Phillip did not return, Keran’s mother called him and his brothers to alert them and asked that they go and check on their father.

The brothers formed groups with the help of neighbours in the community and journeyed up the forest, to the farm, which is located about one hour away from Jn Phillips’ home.

After two hours into the search, there were still no signs of him. Keran said they decided to end the search after it was getting dark. The police was then contacted. They promised to conduct another search.

“When they got there this morning, they found him lying down between a tree with his cutlass on his belly and his head open, with a gunshot to his head,” Keran told SNO.

The distraught man said his brother had heard a gunshot in the area around the same time their father went missing. Keran said his brother did not bother to check on his father then because they would usually hear gunshots in the area.

“Guys around Choiseul and Saltibus would cross over the river searching for weed because several times my father would say some guys walking around the area,” he told SNO.

Keran said his father would usually tell him that two or three men would be roaming the area and could have possibly planted marijuana, but he never interfered with them or confronted them.

He believes that his father may have seen something that he probably shouldn’t have and the men decided to kill him. The family is hoping that someone could come forward and say something.

Keran described his father as a jovial person and a hardworking individual. Both Jn Phillip and his son spent the entire Sunday travelling in the city.

Jn Phillip leaves to mourn five sons and two daughters.

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  1. I totally agree with truthful, I have thought this was the case as soon as I found out. And I am not the only one who thinks so

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  2. Some of those older folks grow weed. Couldn't it have been that the son of the old man was involved in the killing of the guy who wasn't from the area for stealing weed and the gang members who escaped came back for revenge???
    Persons from As far as Desruisseaux Saltibus jetrine and LA grace go to these areas in search of wild pigs and could steal marijuana too. This investigation should be assisted by all stations in the south as far back as Micoud. The son of the old man should be held for questioning. It doesn't look right that the same person killed both persons. That ain't right.

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  3. Awa e,I bet is young men dat did it....to many murders....y don't they start hanging again....I want dem to give me da job coz trust me I wud torcher dem fuckers b 4 I hang dem...am pist an sad its only young men dats doin does crimes... Gosh mun

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  4. To the gentleman who made the statement. "they need to legalize marijuana" if i were law enforcement i would take take you into costedy because you are questionable and dont think u are invinsible.. U will get caught. And i decree and speak it and declare.. That the person or persons will be caught... I decree it and speak it and declare that the person or person will not sleep.. They will not rest they will begin to confess the sins In THE NAME OF JESUS.. I CALL U FORTH.. THIS IS THE ONLY WAY U WILL REST IN JESUS' NAME.. IT IS DONE!!!

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  5. The son reported to SNO that there are usually gunshots in the area. I can't help but wonder why was is not reported to the police in the first place.. Or was it ever reported? Possibility, this could have prevent a senseless murder.. It is time that st lucians stop being passive to the ailes of this country.. STOP being ok with whats going wrong with this country... STOP being Blind eyed to whats happening in our country so innocent people like Mr. Jn Phillip wont have to suffer this fate.

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  6. for those who have no understanding, he was in his garden he owns his land trespassers killed him he wasnt trespassing. he was a hard working man who always went to his garden, plus they found another body in the same area so i guess he saw something he didnt have to see thats why they may have killed him

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  7. I believe this man saw the body of the other guy they killed...and the killers were around the same time and so they killed him so he won't speak..jus as the son said..he dad probably saw something he wasn't suppose to see...don't think it has anything to do with marijuana, that he saw them dealing with..not sure just tryin to put one on one.

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  8. some say legalize marijuana to devalue it, plz, the crime rate will increase cuz we human being r greedy, we always want to have more than our neighbour...but dats not the issue... whether or not her saw dat dont give url da right to kill him...sometimes he never saw anything.. cold hearted ppl.. judgment day will come.. u dont give life so y u taking life..assholes

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  9. After seeing the interview of Mr. Phillip's wife on TV- i prayed for her and the other family members- it was so sad. RIP Mr. Victor and my condolences goes out to the entire neighbor, his friends and family. Heartbroken………………

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  10. Who do you think is to blame for the high level of crime? the people of the government with all thier promises

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  11. Some of you needs to be a little more sensitive, some of the comments are damn right cold..I would be happy if a crime was commited against me, that someone report it to the police, I feel that was his civil rights to do so.people stop being so cold, crime is everyone business and all life is precious..rip mr Victor

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  12. Rip Mr Victor when I heard that I felt numb asking why him , I was born and raised in fond st jacques Mr Victor was our neighbor a man that you wouldnt know that he was their, so quite......who ever killed him may you never get rest in your life until you confess your wrong doing and brought to justice.....my parents still live in fond st jacques so now I have to be afraid that there's a possibility my dad won't come back from his garden......so not fair to the community of jacques

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  13. Some of you just need to shut up cause some of these comments are so ridiculous. May his soul rest in perfect peace... #StupidPeople#

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