Money raised for murder victim
If everything goes as planned, the body of murder victim, Shereece Whyte, could be flown home to Jamaica for burial.
Maureen Johnson, the mother of the 22-year-old who was killed in Barbados on April 1, has started to get some help putting together the needed funds from popular Facebook personality, Babbzy at Large.
Over the Easter Holiday, Babbzy who now resides in Canada, travelled to Jamaica where she met with Johnson and handed over J$70,000 – the proceeds from an appeal on her Facebook page.
Babbzy said she decided to help after she heard about Johnson’s inability to find the J$1 million to have her daughter’s body flown to her homeland for burial.
In accepting the funds, Johnson who is currently unemployed, thanked all persons who had made contributions to the appeal.
She has also asked Jamaicans at home and across the region to assist her in buying clothing for Shereece’s two surviving daughters, ages four
and two years.
Meanwhile, Babbzy encouraged sympathetic persons across the region and in the Caribbean Diaspora in metropolitan countries to continue making contributions to the fund.
The Jamaica Association of Barbados has also launched an appeal to assist Johnson.
Whyte was shot in the head while at her apartment at Bibby’s Lane, St Michael. Junior Willmount Hart of Division Drive, Eden Lodge, St Michael has since been charged with her murder.