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St Michael family wants answers

A grieving grandfather questions the government’s failure to enforce the death penalty following the tragic death of his loved one last night.

18-year-old Shakeem Turton of Long Gap, Grazettes, St Michael died shortly after a dispute with a neighbour.




Mother Natalie Harris and father Mark Turton were still struggling to come to terms with their loss when Barbados TODAY visited their home.

In a brief comment, Harris said her son had an altercation with one of his neighbours who first struck him with a stone on his foot and then on his temple.

They took Shakeem to FMH for medical attention and he was released but he subsequently died at home at 9.00 p.m.

A distressed Harris said her son died in her arms after giving her the thumbs up.

Skakeem’s grandfather who spoke on the condition of anonymity was adamant that the death penalty which remains on the island’s law books should be carried out to arrest senseless crime.

3 Responses to St Michael family wants answers

  1. Loretta griffith September 16, 2015 at 7:22 pm

    I honestly think a strong message should be sent by the electorate of this country to both political parties that the death penalty should be enforced where it had been proven that the person who committed the act is guilty.
    This lawlessness has to stop!

  2. Andrena Ceasar
    Andrena Ceasar September 16, 2015 at 7:27 pm

    Why was he scent home and not to the hospital who assessed him

  3. ricardo September 16, 2015 at 8:43 pm

    death penalty dont determine anything


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