Tragic loss

Black Rock family mourns the death of loved one

Relatives fainted and screams echoed through the quiet neighbourhood of Seclusion Road, Black Rock, St Michael as the body of 52-year-old Victor Knight was carried away just after midday.

His body was discovered around 8:15 this morning by an acquaintance, hours after residents reported hearing someone screaming “murder”.

Residents, who thought the cries were coming from a television, would later learn that Knight had his throat slashed and was stabbed multiple times about his body.

Family members and residents look on as  the body of Victor Knight is removed  from the murder scene.
Family members and residents look on as the body of Victor Knight is removed from the murder scene.

“I only hear when somebody call out ‘murder, murder’,” one elderly woman told Barbados TODAY, while recalling she was watching television when she heard the sound.

Another neighbour, who was overcome with grief, said he heard a commotion and what appeared to be sounds of a struggle and someone choking.

“I heard the noise but I just thought he was jumping in and out of his sleep,” he said.

“This is a sad thing happen to he. He was a very peaceful, quiet guy.”

Knight’s brothers, Carl and Jerry, were distraught.

Victor Knight’s brother Jerry Knight (right) interacting with police  at the scene.
Victor Knight’s brother Jerry Knight (right) interacting with police at the scene.
Heather Knight (right), sister of  Victor Knight and the deceased’s niece Rose-Ann Williams comforting each other.
Heather Knight (right), sister of Victor Knight and the deceased’s niece Rose-Ann Williams comforting each other.

They cried out that their family had been robbed of a loved one who had never been in trouble with the law.

“He don’t interfere with no person,” said 70-year-old Carl, who was at a loss as to why someone would attack his brother, the last of at least 12 children.

“He ain’t working nowhere, he ain’t got no money, he don’t get no welfare anymore. What them kill he for? But I know my brother; my brother would put up a fight,” Carl said.

Jerry lives a stone’s throw away from the residence of his slain brother. He did not check in with his younger sibling as he normally would, because he saw his vehicle parked in its usual spot.

It was while he was at work that he learned of the tragedy.

“When I get to work my friend call me and tell me that Victor dead. I say, ‘how you mean dead?’ I thought he . . .  [died] from something natural. I didn’t know he was murdered,” Jerry said.

Speaking of the type of person his brother was, he told Barbados TODAY that while Knight “liked his drinks”, he was an easy-going individual who was known in the community.

He said he would miss the times they spent together.

“Sometimes when I come home from work we would just relax and listen to music,” Jerry said.

No one had been detained in connection with the homicide up to tonight.

3 Responses to Tragic loss

  1. Allison Callender
    Allison Callender February 3, 2015 at 4:57 am

    My condolences to the family. May he RIP

  2. Sandra February 3, 2015 at 4:22 pm

    God’s comfort to the family and friends of Victor Knight.

  3. Jewel February 12, 2015 at 2:55 pm

    My condolences to the his family and friends. Sad.


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