Homicide victim survived previous shooting; was a good father, planning to change his ways, says relatives

Homicide victim survived previous shooting; was a good father, planning to change his ways, says relatives
'Shem' Cherry was a good father and was changing his ways, according to relatives and friends.
'Shem' Cherry was a good father and was changing his ways, according to relatives and friends.
‘Shem’ Cherry was a good father and was changing his ways, according to relatives and friends.

The island’s latest homicide victim, 27-year-old Seame ‘Chem’ Cherry, aka Snake Oil, of Corinth, Gros Islet, survived a previous shooting and may have been attempting to change his life, relatives have told St. Lucia News Online (SNO).

Cherry, a father of three children and with a fourth reportedly on the way, was shot four times in Piat, Grand Riviere, Gros Islet this morning around 2:00, and pronounced dead at Victoria Hospital.

Shortly after his death, relatives told SNO that they are not sure if the previous shooting has any connection with his murder.

They however revealed that the bullet from that previous shooting was still lodged inside his body and he told them it reminded him every day that he will need to change his life.

“He wanted to change his life… he was changing his life… a little too late,” one cousin, who wish to remain anonymous told SNO.

shem4Our newsroom was told that Cherry grew up with his grandmother and that his mother, a diabetic, is currently living in the United States. They are worried that news of his death will plunge her into a deadly coma.

“We do not know how to do this one (tell her the news),” another relative said.

Cherry, a former Castries Comprehensive Secondary School student, was reportedly expelled for bad behaviour, and the absence from his mother’s care may have contributed to his involvement in the “wrong company”.

“He was a good father to his children. He was on the path to change. Rest in peace Mr. Dawg,” a friend told SNO.

Cherry was attending a remembrance party last evening in Piat for a friend who was killed in January when a gunman, whom sources say was not invited to the party, shot multiple times.

It is alleged that Cherry and the suspect had a long-running dispute.

However, friends told SNO Cherry is not the type to look trouble and he was loved by everyone.

“He was a cool fella.. crack jokes.. drink, on our vibe. We don’t look for trouble,” one friend said.


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  1. Who are u to judge!why don't u pray for the world need love ,peace,happiness understanding not killing one another


  2. All of hourll saying bad things about him and how its tight for him but yiurll never when is you'll time. You'll never grew up with him neither talked to him deeply. He was a great father. He would never care about all the bad things you'll say ther. He cared about his family only. You guys can't day whatever but it doesn't changes anything so watch urlselves cuz coming here and saying these thing doesn't make you any better. You guys are killing his mother emotionally. Have some consideration. Everyone has their good side even if its very small.


  3. If you're a m here says my snake oil was a good person and never knew killed someone go see a doctor something is wrong with your brain


    • Well he is dead y just say how it happen n who he killed cuz it look like u have a story to tell.... my family not bad ppl we are defenders n don't take ppl shat so fuck u ...


  4. Why when he was alive you couldnt say what you had to say to his face , ure just like tje carwards that shot him. All yall cam do is bad talk people when they dead or to their back . All of yall sicken me yall are a disgrace to the human race. Go clean yall closets.


      • Is u that know cause you was their when it happened
        Someone that had a pact with the devil doesn't pray to God everyday


    • Do bad and have people celebrate how bad you were? Give you a damn state funeral for terrorizing the lives of the good, the bad, and the ugly? Everyday and every hour is high noon, just because you can fire an illegal gun? Or because you, like a God damn animal can only kill as a way of life?

      The churches should ring all their bells when the island is rid of another walking curse.


      • Doesnt matter if u are gud or bad we all going the same way 6 feet deep . Humans need to stop judging people that is not your place to judge anyone. Because sometimes the people u judge badly may not be all that bad in the eyes of the lord.it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God. So all of you that judge and point fingers you may need to take a hard gud look at ur own life.


    • Look like the ppl putting thumbs down afraid to die . Oops sry to burst ur bubble it gatta come at some point so just embrace it.


  5. The only thing lucians are good for is minding poeple business, spread their nasty ass viruses because alot of women cant keep their legs close nor can the men keep their dick in their pants n respond negeatively to everything, this country need a fresh start. TO GOD BE THE GLORY.


  6. To all the people commenting here let the young man rest in peace. We all have to die someday we all will cross paths at some point. That said R.I.P shem. He was a gud father dispites hes mistakes in life. The lot of lucians are terrible dads and mothers . If u are a terrible parent u will take offence to this if not think nothing of it lol.


    • Like a wild animal it knows how to mate and reproduce. They all do. It had a face of a human, but without human qualities. Like most wild animals it was shot dead. Put the carcass in a garbage bag with lead weights, and dump that out in the ocean. RIP. Return if possible.


      • Animals are faithful , cant say the same for yall humans. So its gud he was an animal he was alot better than yall. You may not hv dont petty crimes but u being on here talking smack bout a dead man makes u disgusting a sry excuse for a human being hw pathetic can yall low lives get.


    • Good parent my foot. That crimo was making and raising more little crimoes. Is that a good thing? Only in the eyes of other crimoes and boowohs. That is just one less piece of SH** to have to worry about, when you are walking around the place in peace.


      • Ure the mighty judge right??
        Put yourself in the family's shoes
        They knew him from baby
        You reading the news ready to judge with a mighty stick in your hand
        I'm sure that everyone in your family is not perfect but has their good sides


      • It seems you have determined every step of how the rest of your life and your children's life may be


  7. When him arrive in Hell, he open fire on the devil too. Not even the devil is safe around this chap.


  8. The majority of u here are simple minded fools , no wonder st.lucia was in the top 10 for most ignorant country in the caribbean becuz its true and thats so sad i am ashame everytime i travel and call myself a lucian, i refuse to say i am a lucian now the name is a disgrace , all yall ppl do is judge and judge and repeat the nonsense yall hear people say before u people open yall mouth or type something y dont yall educate yall self on whats being said yall r so stupid if the young man killed anyone as yall claim dont u think he would be in jail instead of laying in a morgue right now smh at yall people how stupid can yall be .


    • Don't even bury the remains of this piece of road kill on the island. The juices from that carcass will create another wild beast. Dump that in a bag with weights into the deep.


    • @ Anonymous 8:31 AM........I refuse to say I am a Lucian now the name is a disgrace. You little big lip bandit now that one of your gang member has expire you are blaming other law abiding St.Lucian,when you travel they do not ask you where you from because your passport speak for you unless they see you look suspicious. Let me tell you something wish I could sing this song to you I'm A Born Lucian thanks Gozilay. When life hit you all especially when you all do all the wrong things and want it to go right garbage like you blame everybody you piece of crap take a freaking hike loser. You are the poster child for the ignorant subhuman branch of the St.Lucian population. If he was a good person you would hear good about him after all we give jack his jacket but he was a bad ass nothing good is being said about him,so you two will meet and rot in hell,now some people will walk in peace.


      • Lol u cant read or understand lol or are u just stupid lol lol u did not ready why i am ashame to call myself a lucian , i will rephase i am ashame to call mysrlf a lucian because of ignorant people like u lol lol u gor gor


  9. I would caution the people in these posts who call people names like "road kill" with a number of people in support. WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?

    Different people have different lifestyles so we cannot judge anyone without facts. Many who comment here have done all kinds of things during their life, however they see the sins of others as greater than theirs. Not because the people that you wronged did not have guns or the or the criminal mind to hurt you that you should rejoice in somebody else's death. I find that behavior particularly appalling.

    Have St. Lucians been reduced to pigs who are unaware of what is humanity?


  10. To all those who say the guy was bad smh , yall have more skeletons in yall closet, everyone makes mistake everyone make bad choices, but it does give u the right to judge anyone no one is perfect. To all those who really knew shem we knew he was a good hearted person never disrespected those closest to him and dispite all the things he has done at least he was man enough to try n make a change in his life. How many of you can admit to yall self that you need a change . And please the ppl that are saying the guy murded a gay dude i think u need to learn hw to read cuz it was clearly stated that the guy who did it was jamaican orrrrr u maybe dont hv a tv not radio in ur home , dont spread false propaganda to those who rejoicing dead your turn will come u are not immortal . Leave the juging to the most high cuz some of u here rejoicing bout his death is worse. R.I.P Soldier u showed no fear u did not run and u turn the other cheek. Jah will finish this battle and he will win this War and to the coward your time is runing out tick toc.


  11. That's the funny thing about ppl, for those who claim to see or knew snake oil kill who so ever why didn't u report it yuall didn't do nun so yuall more guilty as the person who killed the person a few yrs ago. Now those who rejoicing that snake oil is dead yuall are sick an worthless cause at the end of the day he is a human he got kids an a family an so do yuall so stop talking crap cause yuall family memeber(s) might jus be next. HE THAT IS WITHOUT SIN CAST THE FIRST STONE ...ONLY GOD CAN JUDGE PPL....


  12. Another road kill? Toss that piece of trash in bag with enough concrete and dump that into deep blue sea. Doh pollute the land with body fluids from this piece of sh**.


  13. Lucia please consider conflict resolution.
    Today it's My blood.
    TOmorrow can be yours,and to all who claim to know who did what and when ,why don't you give the authorities the info when those crimes are being committed.
    Like others who loved to come home. I am afraid that Lucia will suffer when tourists stop coming .if you think crime is bad now.(wait) PEOPLE LET'S CONSCIOUSLY CHANGE THIS GUN FIRST MENTALITY


    • How can you explain conflict resolution to someone with a ganja for brains. They fall by the wayside like their prophet 'Holy Bob'.


  14. Cherry, a former Castries Comprehensive Secondary School student, was reportedly expelled for bad behaviour, and the absence from his mother’s care may have contributed to his involvement in the “wrong company” I think was raised by my grand father and I never took the bad road excuses excuses.


  15. This news piece is so full of hypocrisy. In no way was this boy a good boy. This boy right down to his .. were a plague to the Corinth community. A bunch of cursed people. People do not get shot just so. He did his fair share and his relatives need to speak the truth. Such hypocrisy when those bad boys get what's due to them. The young man should have never been the one to kill him to carry his curse. Only one child from this .... came out OK and it only because his father did the upbringing. ... are even more miserable hidibg behind the adventist curtain. The woman is like she had a cursed stomach. On her death bed she still will be antagonizing people. This boy got what was due to him and all others like him should take note. Your day comes because badness out of style. Stop shooting bull shit to news lines dam hypocrites. He was a certified trouble maker.let him go answer for the things he has done to innocent people.


  16. The comments area lets everyone view their opinions why get upset with anyone opinions, just saying ?Just be thankful that you can share yours


  17. 25 years from now the oceans will b barren,tells a lot about human interest in life/their future,hoard of selfish social zombies,with the few who are immune to the virus fighting to avoid infection...the apocalypse has began


  18. Put the carcass in the back of a rubbish truck. Dump the carcass with some heavy stones in the sea.


    • You live by the gun you'll die by it. I knew him as a little boy and my heart goes out to the family. Change your ways people. Heaven or hell. Choose wisely




  20. Like a common animal, he had the natural instinct to multiply and procreate. He had little of the human qualities enough to rise above that level.


  21. Boy ... u gr8 u kill Di mun n u tryna play badness in di same area yute ur day must come u dat fella


    • Ikr ! This young man has done so many killings in GR already and the police fear picking him up we are tired of this young man in our area n it's time to place him in prison. He is a nuisance to society and a danger to himself and others he really needs to be placed in prison


      • I want to know what killings the yute do so much lucians like you just like to beat your ass and just say shate


        • Y'all not saying when snake oil kill the lil yute marisule because he was gay uh about 2 years ago but on here saying lies about the other yute the so called eye witnes


      • Well he was arrested for it ih but no one came up to speak so he was sent free and every one in GR And Corinth knew snake oil was a killer/ criminal for a fact


        • U stupid ass it was a jamaican feller who kiled the boy u dumb ass. Apparantly u one of those stupid people that repeat what u hear lol u poor pathetic soul.


      • The killings he do why u didn't go and speak up in ur ..........
        If use so sure about what he do you should've gone to the station.......sigh


        • They wont go to the police in their ass a bunch of cowards n ignorant asses thats on here taking bout false propaganda dats all u lucians ever do sit around gossip and spread lies some of yall r so stupid yall end up gossiping about yall own self. Get a bloody life . And atleast he was changing his life around some of yall will forever remain the same stupid as ever. Stupidity n ignorance should be a crime i would like to see hw many lucians would be left on this country.


  22. Finally someone didn't blame the government, anyways people are you aware that if you die now without baptism the way Jesus did, you will not see the kingdom of God, ( John 3:) People out there don't worry about what people think, pray every morning, pray whiles you walk, whiles you eat, just pray with an honest heart, and study the bible, read for yourself the truth. People you don't realize that satan is a disgusting dirty spirit, anyways let's pray for this young man's family


    • Before John 3: those who did not get baptized are going to hell, even though God, nor their parents did not ask for their permission to be born?


    • That's why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
      – 2 Corinthians 12: 10


  23. You were in the murder business. Yours could have come just about any day.

    It is strange that you lived that long. Your time was up, son. Return if possible.

    More to follow.


  24. Very sad for a young man living in Paradise. Guns are the absolute worst. Profit is all some people think about at the cost of so many young lives.


  25. The more the story peel layers, the more sad it gets. Leaving behind children...sad. Die so young... Sad. He obviously was an intelligent young man, went to compre and all. Young people be vigilant, for the devil is like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devourer..


  26. Ironically not a good boy but a good father...there was some good there afterall..i saw this youth born,no lie he had his troublesome ways..i came down from foreign some 5 yrs ago and his name was a force to reckon in his community.i believe he wanted to change his life because his older kid is 6 just around the sametime bckthn he was troublsome.JAH is a forgiving man and no matter what he should be the only one to judge this young man...RIP SOLDIER.


    • All these people worship different gods. One is forgiving. The other is absent. Still another is in control. Why pray? Are you trying to frustrate God. He has his plans for you before you were born. If not, everybody would be either rich or poor, going to heaven or going to hell. He is more powerful than you and can bend you to his will if he wants. What is the fuss? Que sera, sera.


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