Mother mourning murdered son
Inez Wall has grown so accustomed to her son Jason Wall telling her how much he loves her, that she cannot imagine life without him doing it.
But she is now forced to rely on the memory of hearing those words, as the 33-year-old was gunned down by an unknown assailant around 8:15 last night, as he sat with another person at Belleplaine Housing Area, Belleplaine, St Andrew.
Tears welling up in her eyes and fighting to get the words out, Inez told Barbados TODAY that she was struggling to come to grips with the fact that her fourth of five sons, who was looking forward to celebrating his birthday next Wednesday, was murdered.
“He gone from me forever,” the visibly distraught mother said as she sat in her Wildey, St Michael home this afternoon.
The nurse found out about the tragic loss shortly after she arrived home from work yesterday. Her son’s girlfriend went to the house and was hysterical as she informed that Jason was shot and was lying dead on the East Coast road.
“So I called his dad and I told him and he was so shocked. He said, ‘that can’t be true’, because he had not too long spoken with him. He was in St Thomas and was supposed to go to him to pick up something,” Wall recalled.
“So I told him to call Belleplaine Police Station and find out if there was a shooting down there and he called me back to tell me he didn’t get through. I told him call back again because I am getting ready to go down there, I got to go and see about my child.”
She expressed disappointment that it was only after a long wait at the scene that she was allowed to see “only the face” of the deceased.
“From a distance, when the people from the funeral home was taking him off the ground to put him inside the body bag I saw all of his left side, his arm and everything blown to pieces. That person destroyed my son, and I do believe that those injuries that I saw on my son from a distance had to be very close range,” the heartbroken mother said.
“I am not a fool, I am not a doctor, but I know that all of my son’s internal organs have been destroyed. But them still left his beautiful face, thank God for that.”
Inez said she was not aware or informed about her son being involved in any confrontation that may have led to his death.
“He was so loving. My neighbour could tell you that from the time he was a child he would visit her every five minutes and whenever he go he would pick a flower from my beautiful flower garden.
“Whenever he bringing one to me that flower would die. When that flower died he used to be so upset and ask me to wake it up. I would tell he that the flower is not going to open back up.”
Standing not too far away from her grandmother was the victim’s 12-year-old daughter who was silently crying.
The deceased also has an 11-year-old daughter.
According to Inez, the two girls were both excelling at school and were loved by their father.
“He was really looking forward to spending a lot more time with them. He talked to me about it and to the girls about it,” she said.
“But now somebody shot him. You could imagine another young man could kill another young person just like that?”
Police are investigating the death of the young man who resided at Moore’s Land, St John.