The woman whose companion was stabbed on Old Year’s night on Jeremie Street and later succumbed to his injuries while in hospital, has said she wants justice in the matter.
Jacky Robert told the media today (Jan 11) that Melissa Joseph deserves the full penalty of the law, reiterating that she is afraid for her life, since the men who accompanied the murder accused are on the loose.
Robert said the court has failed her family once and they can fail them again, if Joseph and her alleged accomplices are not placed behind bars soon. “They failed us once and they can fail us again,” she stated.
The woman’s aunt, Flora Verneuil, also told the media that the other alleged attackers were seen in Castries eating, drinking and smoking “as if they had no care in the world.”
Robert said she is aware that Joseph’s boyfriend was one of the four men that were involved in the fight, which later led to her boyfriend’s demise and said she was told that they are eyewitnesses to the matter.
The distraught woman told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) that the issue between her, her boyfriend and Roberts started many years ago, over the couple stopping Joseph from taking their water.
Jacky told SNO that at one time, they were neighbours with Joseph, and she and her boyfriend would allow her to go into their house and full containers of water, but when they stopped her, it became an issue.
She said ever since then, the murder accused kept harassing them at their home and everywhere they were seen. It became so unbearable that they were forced to call the police on countless occasions.
This proved ineffective and the matter was then placed before the courts, where it remained for 9 years. Roberts was eventually issued with a restraining order, but this didn’t stop her from creating trouble.
Roberts said she lost a good partner and her two children lost a great father.