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

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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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74 comments

  1. I guess this is just another unsolved murder

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. a salop dat do dat. That person is a dog to kill the man.

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. judgement day shall come

    poor jab jus so wit these criminals smh dem ppl need c

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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. @hmmm...just incase he reported them in truth wud dat give anybody the reason to kill him? Cuz u made it sound ok...u have a family...dnt u? Chk ur choice of wrds...ok?

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  18. Smfh,justice will prevail

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  19. I WAS RAISED TO RESPECT ELDERS NO MATTER WHAT YOU WICKET PEOPLE WILL PAY FOR THIS IF NOT BY THE POLICE BY OUR GOOD GOD WE ARE LIVING IN THE LAST DAYS FOR REAL ...R.I.P SIR

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  20. Who ever did this soon u will be caught trust me

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  21. They neee to legalize weed to devalue it

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  22. Ppl I was born and raise in fond st jacques an I know mr phillip he was a very good man so y dem ppl do tht to him my heart goes out to the family, let god be the one to judge them

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  23. I could not belive tht news it's so sad to hear mr phillip death, may yur soul rest in peace

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  24. Only a coward would shoot someone in the head. Let justice prevail

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  25. Rip. Mr victor god will. Deal with. With

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  26. Who is found guilty of murder should be hanged. Simple. But our government are cowards. I wish mostly every crime would involve a family member of theirs. Esoecislly these human (criminal ) rights jackasses.

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  27. Awah oui. Dey bong to kill da man? They will gets deirs. Condolences to his family. May he rest in peace.

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  28. Dayban boowo, zot kai payay poo sa zot fair. You all are COWARDS killing an elderly in cold blood. How can you sleep at nights? Before the month ends, police will get you. awa, awa, you all aint put people on earth, you killing people. God does not SLEEP

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  29. There are helicopters in St. Lucia. The police need to clamp down on the illegal local marijuana plantations. THEY AFRAID OF THE COASTGUARD SO THEY ARE PLANTING MARIJUANA RIGHT HERE INSTEAD OF GOING TO ST. VINCENT TO BUY. STOP THEM POLICE BEFORE THERE ARE MORE DEATHS.

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  30. aloysius sylvestre

    That is so cold.My condolences goes to the family.What have this place come to?An elderly farmer coming from his garden after a hard days work,got shot over what? If the or these murderers are ever caught here's my take on that.The authorities should Water Board them in order to get a confession and after this is done take them back to the seen of their crime and use the ISIS signature style of execution on them.I'd be happy to volunteer for both the water boarding and the execution cause i'm really pissed off.

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  31. What could he possibly have done to the MORANS that cost him his life? If you or you all are reading this I say may you all rot in hell . You all have no respect for our elders. I hope you can live with it I'm sure you all have done this before so it comes like the norm to you or you all remember the longest rope has an end.

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  32. Dominica lie that alas doe say that on my sweet dominica we doe go killing people like that

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  33. The Royal Police force needs to prove its worth by being these criminals to swift justice ! May God guide the police in their endeavours . We need to know that farmers can go to their gardens and come back safely . This should be a concern of our Prime Minister , enough is enough . How many more lives do we have to loose before we cut crime , bring back the Hangings . Cause if it was the prime minister's wife or child or himself who was murdered the country would do the needful ! The farmers life is as important as anyone else ! People lets not wait until death by murder visits your home !

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    • how is the prime minister suppose to prevent killings? how can the PM see to it that persons return safely to their homes? Crime is every where. it is written. we cannot stop crime. choops. so the prime minister is suppose to have security up in the woods too.
      ? smh!!!

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  34. Who ever did this god is watching u y'all can never sleep peacefully

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  35. Heard he was the one that called cops on the large farm of weed in Jacques so they came back for him....sometimes it's good to live your life and let people live theirs...i wonder if that is the case because who would kill a grown man....hope they find the killers

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  36. Catherine Prospere

    Rest in peace mr victor . Karma will deal with them

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  37. My god please put a hand in all this killings. The man on his little hussle en bothering no one, jah u all will pay for that u know. Ull forget theres a god.....

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  38. from the sister of st.lucia, dominica. im sorry to hear about this. this kinda thing happens in dominica too. my sympathies

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  39. may he rest in eternal peace. Condolences to the fam.

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  40. Those criminals are putting hard working families through a lot of crap. Mr. Jn. Phillips was in HIS garden working and boom, he is snuffed out. Do you know that gardening is hard work? When I was a kid I stayed a couple days in Fond St. Jacques with my roots and I saw what it entails. Lots of work.

    Those heartless humans have struck again,leaving another St. Lucian family in pain. There will come a day when concealed knives and illegal possession of guns, will send an individual away for a very, very long time.

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  41. Another man or two find dead again in the same area

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  42. sincere condolences to the family.i hope he hunts his killers day and night.

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  43. VERY SAD..MAY HE REST IN PEACE

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  44. How they know so much....question and the man is dead......? Shot by trespassers. ...I don't believe so....

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  45. @braud_z shut your trapppp! is people like u entertaining theses kinds of violents,our llittle island was once so peaceful,especially soufreiere,so dont go comparing us to other countries damn fool smfh!

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  46. A sad tale to a man who still had the vigor of life. St.Lucia in recent times have come a hub for many criminal elements in society. more and more crime is rampant. this man no doubt met his death on his farm. whoever are his assailants God alone knows , but they too will die by the Gun. Whatever we do in darkness must come to light .whoever you are who did this shooting just remember your days are numbered too and your fate may be worst. May you rest in peace Mr. Farmer.

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  47. St Lucians please read to understand he was shot BY Trespassers. The land was his.....RIP my dear, God will deal with your perpetrators

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  48. Msg 2 da killa I av sum words of advice 4 u, live and let live.

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  49. wtf

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  50. God don't like ugly. Karma is always around.

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  51. My Fond St. Jacques people, accept my sympathy. Sad.

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    • The crime that leads to deaths that lead to deaths of farmers csn have a long term effect on agriculture in st lucia where people will be hesitant to farm in areas considered unsafe

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  52. Rip me victor god will deal with them

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  53. Whoever did this don't know what they just did. You will pay for it. Believe me

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  54. He did not trespass, to the person who did this I hope Mr Jn Phillip hunt u down till u end up using that same gun on u, may his soul rest in perfect peace

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  55. He didn't deserve this he was in his garden and you all came and do this to him God is not sleeping

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  56. Da man was getting ready to leave his garden wen he met his death, his killer or killers were the trespassers

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  57. Don't start assuming things the man own his properties, how about mama the people was stealing his things he work very hard to plant and sell by the market and the wrong and strongs saw him there and still shot him

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    • because in St.Lucia when you die. all your dirt comes out. dirt you gathered and dirt that does not belong to you... our negative society.

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  58. Too much ganja under bush

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  59. This kind of violence happens every where, so don't say what happen to this world or what it has become to be. just be thankful it isn't you'll family watching on tv, there is a god and he see's every thing so who so ever did this to this innocent man will pay by the grace of god.

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  60. hmmmmmmmmm whether the man trespass or not, death is not the solution.besides all the stuff we hug onto in this world, we die and leave all behind.chpz...God will pass judgement...sigh

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  61. Sad much..he probably "trespassed" on some territory. Hopefully longbarm of the law will act swiftly..resulting in arrest (s) and conviction(s). To the family..I say sincere condolences

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  62. god go deal wit those persons who do dat ...jugment on you all rite now

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  63. whoever did this to the man will pay for it in an unpleasant manner.
    MURDERERS!!!

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  64. papa bon dieu what is the world coming to

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  65. messay awa e yall will pay for that

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