Brother of homicide victim hearing different stories about his brother’s death

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Brother of homicide victim hearing different stories about his brother’s death
Cajetan Justin, brother of the latest homicide victim, Charles Justin.
Cajetan Justin, brother of the latest homicide victim, Charles Justin.

Cajetan Justin, the brother of the island’s latest homicide victim, Charles Justin, also known as Stanley, said he had spoken to his sibling to change his ways many times, particularly when he was acquitted of murder last year. However, Cajetan said his advice seemed to have fallen on deaf ears.

Charles, 32, of Plateau, Babonneau was stabbed by another male on Jeremie Street, Castries last evening just before 8 p.m., and was pronounced dead at Victoria Hospital – making him the 31st homicide victim for the year.

Charles and another man, Neil Wilson, were charged with murder on March 29, 2016, in connection with the death of their friend, Dean Monlouis of La Guerre, Babonneau, who was discovered in a shallow grave under a coconut tree on March 24, 2016 in Plateau, Babonneau.

The murder charge against Charles was freed by the High Court in November last year. Wilson remains behind bars for Monlouis’ murder, according to a prison official.

Charles Justin aka is the island’s 31st homicide victim for 2017.

Cajetan, 29, told St. Lucia News Online in an interview on Wednesday that when his brother was freed from prison he “started to do well” but “went back into bad company”.

“I always used to talk to him, for a very long time, but it didn’t look like it was working,” he said, adding that his brother was employed with the son of a well-known lawyer in a recycling business.

Cajetan said though his brother was “stubborn” he was “good in a way”.

“If you asked him to do anything he never he will do… anything.”

Cajetan said he last spoke to his brother on Monday morning. They were next-door neighbours.

The younger brother said he received the bad news last evening just after 10 p.m.

“I was getting ready to go and sleep when I got the call. My father called and say they just kill my brother,” he said.

Cajetan did not believe the news, so he called a male friend to “verify”. Still not convinced, he called his brother’s phone. A woman, reported to be his brother’s girlfriend, answered the phone.

According to Cajetan, the woman confirmed that her brother was killed and told him to come down to CID.

Details surrounding Charles’s death is still not clear. Cajetan said he is hearing two completely different stories.

However, the most common story he has been hearing is that Charles was with his girlfriend on Jeremie Street when a male suspect approached the couple. Cajetan said he heard that the male suspect accused Charles of being with his woman.

He said he was told that his brother was subsequently stabbed in the neck and upper torso during the squabble.

The other story Cajetan is hearing is that his brother and his girlfriend went to a place on Jeremie Street to buy food, but the couple was told that the food had finished. It is alleged that a male slammed a door in the girlfriend’s face and then stabbed Charles as he was he was walking away.

Cajetan said he does not know which story to believe. However, he believes his brother would still be alive if he was not with the woman.

“Everywhere he used to go he used to bring her behind him,” Cajetan.

However, the fact is that his brother is gone, leaving an 11-year -old daughter behind.

Another relative of the deceased, who identified himself as a cousin, also blamed the woman for Charles’s death. The relative said he had warned Charles to stay away from the woman because trouble always seems to follow her.

The cousin claimed that Charles said is not the first man to have been killed over the woman.

One person is in custody assisting with investigations, police said.

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25 COMMENTS

  1. Quick easy money in the drugs business anywhere has a price. And that price is your life, on any day, and at any time. Once you get in, there may be only just one way out. That is, to go to Hell, through the grave yard. RIP. Return if possible.

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  2. So you gone my g ova dem petty ghetto girl that eh knw how to hold her self ....you want a man in your life you get a good man infact you get a great man that's a real hustler long before the incident with him and neil...your mun fall jail for couple months she self was saying he innocent take your time wait for your mun ..you going n involve yourself with them crazy fellas that does be under the cdc n by kenty drinking how much rum like they eh hv nun better to do with theirselves ..so you eh knw dem kinda mun eh good but anyway y blame them alone wen i've seen n heard you countless times drinkin n smoking with these kinda dudes wen you hv your man working hard to support your ass also ...if your ass was at home fixing the man a hot meal for wen he got home n not f**kin with those niggas out there charles would still be alive ...awa for you kershel you jus make ur f**k boy take di mun life ova what...

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  3. I am also repeating here again, a lot of these squabbles which have mushroomed into continuous gang warfare were fuelled or instigated by young women. Most of the people who started these wars may have already died or been killed, however, the hostilities have went on to a point where new recruits from the countryside join without knowing the true nature of how it started. I am sure that many members of the public can attest to that and the police are aware of this intelligence. A campaign should be raised along these lines to discourage young men from becoming potential gang members, because they themselves don't know the real reason for which that they are fighting.

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  4. So you gone my g ova dem petty ghetto girl that eh knw how to hold her self ....you want a man in your life you get a good man infact you get a great man that's a real hustler long before the incident with him and neil...your mun fall jail for couple months she self was saying he innocent take your time wait for your mun ..you going n involve yourself with them crazy fellas that does be under the cdc n by kenty drinking how much rum like they eh hv nun better to do with theirselves ..so you eh knw dem kinda mun eh good but anyway y blame them alone wen i've seen n heard you countless times drinkin n smoking with these kinda dudes wen you hv your man working hard to support your ass also ...if your ass was at home fixing the man a hot meal for wen he got home n not f**kin with those niggas out there charles would still be alive ...awa for you kershel you jus make ur f**k boy take di mun life ova what...

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  5. bruno now i know what you was saying bro.
    JAM JAM mi MET OU JANET CAH FE YO FOU
    JAM JAM mi MET OU JANET CAH FE YO FOU

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  6. Why is it so useful to consistently put before the public that a man was acquitted of murder charges? This has the effect of overshadowing the blatant act of murder perpetrated against him. I am not saying that "he was a good boy," but I am sure that the Court had a reasonable excuse for discharging him of the offence.

    We have had people in high offices who were charged with sexual offences that were later discharged, however, the press was reluctant and in some cases even publicly cautioned people against making that fact known. The mere mention of this fact seemed to be taboo and still is? So why?

    Unless this country is rid of such hypocrisy and discrimination we will always have people disobeying the country's laws. If the highest officials get themselves in trouble with the law and it is kept silent why do we have a society which casts the others as nobodies and can boldly say that they were previously charged with a crime. We should be consistent and if somebody has had interactions with the law insofar as being charged for a crime we can either in the public sphere make mention of that fact or cut it out altogether. Do not do it selectively. It cannot be just against poor and vulnerable people while the "Mafiosos" are allowed to enforce a "chilling effect" on the media and the public. This is utter nonsense. This is why young people will have no respect for this institutionalized State and it will increase the prospects of the embedding and rising of people with extreme ideologies in our societies. Let us pay attention to this threat through the curbing of that behavior which does not allow us to do what's right and treat everybody with equal respect. This is why countries around the world are increasing engaging with a war with themselves. Respect each other.

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  7. Pure crap! Big man so what woman???? Mate most likely started to get hyper when they told him the good was done. A hungry man is an angry man! This makes no sense to blame the woman the issue was him! Y'all in denial that he had hooligan ways! The only reason y'all cannot say "he was a good boy" is because y'all know it's evident to the public's eyes that he wasn't! But that's the same situwez mentality because u there blaming the woman! Life is cycle you kill you get killed!

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  8. F..k y'all badmind ppl .. Who knew Charles knew he wasn't a troublemaker. . rest easy my bro .. I know u had a gd heart n gd intentions for ur loved ones

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  9. In this death business, even the brother's life may be in danger. Once a family member starts, this puts the lives of the survivors at stake. It is a revenge business. And it can go on for generations. Take Sicily for example.

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    • Exactly. So the naive ppl making statements about what goes around comes around & karma need to stfu. Watch the big picture involving all these murders and what it can lead to. Some lucians i tell u. Smfh

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  10. SMH. Tete wed. So who next to fall in love with her? I wonder. Mwen mem. Dem dayz is just stay home n hibernate to die a peaceful death. Cannot wait for Kenny n J Pierre to cum back in power for all the crime to just stop.

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    • You really think crime is going to stop once Kenny is back in power ?
      You're really that naive ?

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    • I woke up this morning feeling miserable until I read your post. I've just pissed myself laughing!

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  11. Don't worry he was a good boy, so loving and nice.
    He was just about to change his life
    A whole load of bs

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