VIDEO: Dominican killed in Micoud was a former gangster, ex-convict who turned his life around

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(SNO) –– A 46-year-old Dominican national who was gunned down in Saint Lucia on Wednesday, was a former gangster, drug dealer and ex-convict who turned his life around at some point and became a motivational speaker and gospel minister, according to his social media accounts and friends.

Chris E. Charles, who lived in Ravine Chabot, Saint Lucia but was originally from Portsmouth, Dominica, was found dead with multiple gunshot wounds on a dirt road in Latille, Micoud on Wednesday, May 1, 2019.

Police responded to the report of the shooting at about 1:15 p.m.

Charles, according to a 2013 Youtube post/videoo, was born in Dominica but left the island for the United States of America “‘for a better life” and instead ended up in “the hustler life” which led him to his incarceration.

“Now, he has found the solution that has changed him life from being a Criminal, American Gangsta, Hustler and an Ex-Convict to a motivational speaker to the young generations out there who think that the thug life is a game they can win,” according to the Youtube post.

Below, in the 12-minute video, published in 2013, Charles spoke about his life as a criminal and “true hustler”. After the video read some of the comments from his family and friends.

Jermaine Charles‎: “whoever killed my brother no rest and no peace. You will pay my father God is making preperations all now. What a King and soilder who tried to turn his life around, everyone deserves a chance in life . The person and their accomplists robbed his chance. God sees and knows all. You will answer to the father. Amen

Thatsme IceQueen‎: “My Cousin Chris E Charles n I shared something in common… Recently he contacted me like someone who was seeking away out…I felt the pain cause I too shared the same sentiment growing up in Portsmouth for me was not ez. Pple will only judge u until they see ur last end..Plz I don’t want nobody saying he was Good right now cuz u all are a set of hypocritical criminals in DAT Portsmouth dere. In all I went thru Chris would understand me cuz we have similarities. It is finished now! Cous…ur in front Oh how I am so happy God is not a Man…he loves at the heart. Inspire of everything my cousin loved the lord. Chris I can see u boasting in heaven…walking on those streets of Gold…reasoning with father Abraham… The Angels…Oh boy! I know u have found rest long waiting. Worship all around u I know u love the atmosphere. Kiss my Mama for me my guardian Angel (MaBen) My cousin HomeBoy…Big Papa… Brother my Favorite Uncle tell them I love them. Lord help me go thru this only u know the pain I feel Inside. Life is so unfair…DEATH WHERE IS UR STING…I JUST HATE THAT DEVIL DREAM KILLER I JUST WISH I CUD KILL U. TEARS…”

Leslie A Guiste: “so so so sad that i have to heard that my brother so many positive plans and inspired words bro.i don,t know wa to even say right now self”

Kim Douglas: RIP Chris E Charles , it is shocking to learn of your untimely demise. Just last week we were chatting on facebook and you reminded me of our family ties and common interest in Pan Africanism. You were determined to accomplish your dream of becoming a motivational speaker, travelling the world and developing your skills as a writer to write a book, sharing your experiences about your life, earlier times spent in the United States. You also shared this video of a speech you delivered at a Pan African Conference in Barbados 3 years ago highlighting gun/gang violence among the youth in the Caribbean. I am shocked to wake up to the news that you were murdered, a victim to the very gun culture you warned about. May your soul rest in peace. I am saddened that we didn’t get a chance to meet again in person to share ideas and experiences 😔 ➡ https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1356486214467205&id=100003175184875&sfnsn=mo

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11 comments

  1. It's not like I condone what happened to this man, but you made a valid point in your first paragraph and I found it interesting to come across someone who has a similar thought/ mentality like mine *"He may have been making an effort to change, but the people whom he have encountered in his life before the change, may have never forgotten or forgiven his encounters with him."* <-- Exactly"

    There may be so many people that you've hurt in the past and harmed, and even if you've changed for the better there are people in this world who will never forget the type of person you were in the past even if you appear to be an Angel in the present, they may hold grudges and despise you or be vindictive.

    I mean even good people get some nasty treatments in this world, but I swear it is best to try to live a positive (do good even if bad things happen to good people) and crime-free life (or stay out of gangs and people who are associated with gangs).

    May the Lord be with his family.

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  2. Vermin controller doing a great job in the south.

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  3. To much blood shard in ST Lucia this is a sad story cause only God can judge any man. Change is good I hope his soul found peace in Jesus name.

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  4. @G.W.....I say the same thing sad they kill him in St.Lucia. Who know what that x-con has to other people and they track him down and wipe him out? Remember Dominica is just a stone throw from us they jump on their boat do their thing and back to their home land,he change on the surface but the heart is a treacherous organ even the bible tell us we cannot trust our hearts. @Appeal keep your keep your sticky fingers off the keyboard stop BS do you really know this guy? Are you all partners in crime? St.Lucia wake up we are not stupid and crazy something went down and our Police do not have a clue,and St.Lucia immigration have to be very careful who they let get residency back home. The chicken has come home to roost.

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  5. Hit man hit the hit man.

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  6. The sad reality, is though God would firgive our sins, it dies not mean that theyvare excused by man. He may have been making an effort to change, but the people whom he would have encountered in his life before the change, may have never forgotten or forgiven his encounters with him.

    The bible gives no guarantee that if you once lived by the sword and you changed, that you won't die by it. Eternity may welcome him with open arms, but the earth would not forget his sins.

    A true child of God would know that, and be prepared for that.

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    • It's not like I condone what happened to this man, but you made a valid point in your first paragraph and I found it interesting to come across someone who has a similar thought/ mentality like mine *"He may have been making an effort to change, but the people whom he have encountered in his life before the change, may have never forgotten or forgiven his encounters with him."* <-- Exactly"

      There may be so many people that you've hurt in the past and harmed, and even if you've changed for the better there are people in this world who will never forget the type of person you were in the past even if you appear to be an Angel in the present, they may hold grudges and despise you or be vindictive.

      I mean even good people get some nasty treatments in this world, but I swear it is best to try to live a positive (do good even if bad things happen to good people) and crime-free life (or stay out of gangs and people who are associated with gangs).

      May the Lord be with his family.

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  7. Jermaine Charles‎, i think you should shut up and stop being a hypocrite. you forget the life that your so called brother used to live? who knows if you brother killed people to and then they came to find him in saint lucia just to kill him. its true he deserves a second chance but that does not mean he would not pay for what he to has done. i am sorry i had to be so harsh but this is the real truth about it

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    • Why don't you shut you pie hole...you dumb b%$%h....endorsing criminal behaviour as the c&#t you are? Hope when it comes to your door you don't go crowing like a chicken....

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      • lool rotfl watch who call someone a dumb ass. you could not even understand my comment perhaps you need to learn how to read, i never once in my statement said i was endorsing criminal behavior so i dont know where you got that conclusion from and second of all if it comes to my door step i will gladly accept it cause i dont tolerate this behavior and one thing i always say not cause the person is my family i will defend them like yall hypocrites.

        if you do something wrong then its wrong it would be sad my family would have to die but thats the life they choose and as "Me choo ah" said keep your sticky fingers off the keyboard and stop typing BS if you dont understand and not one person like your dumb ass comment

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    • Speculation

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