Mother of deceased boy questioned and released

The mother of a 12-year-old boy, who was found hanging in the backyard of his Fryers Road, Checker Hall, St Lucy home last Thursday night, has broken her silence on her son’s death.

Three days after the tragic incident, Julianne Weekes was subjected to detailed questioning by officers at the Crab Hill police station in St Lucy for over five hours today. 

 A team from Barbados TODAY was present  this morning when she entered the station at 10′ o’clock, and again this afternoon when she was dropped off at her home, a short distance away, at 3:30 p.m. by lawmen.

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Breaking her silence for the first time on the tragedy, a tired-looking Weekes, who spoke to Barbados TODAY through the side widow of her home, said she loved Shamar and was deeply saddened by his passing.

The 38-year-old woman, who is employed by A&C Security as a security guard and is currently attached to the Arawak Cement Plant in St Lucy, also complained of feeling exhausted and said she was finding it very difficult to sleep ever since Shamar’s  death.

“I will miss him,” she said, lamenting that many untruths had been said since the death of the late student of Coleridge & Parry secondary school.

14 Responses to Mother of deceased boy questioned and released

  1. Zeke Fahrid
    Zeke Fahrid May 17, 2015 at 6:11 pm

    Of all the untruths being told.. The biggest and the only truth that matters and which cannot be denied is that little 12 yr old is now lying in the morgue under some very questionable circumstances. Its only obvious questions will be asked and if no answer seems feasible people will draw their own conclusions.

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  2. Anthony Davis May 18, 2015 at 3:06 am

    My question is: Why didn’t Shamar want to go with his mother when she was leaving the place she was renting and her former landlady asked her to let Shamar stay with her and she didn’t want to, but Shamar begged her to let him stay with the landlady? That is the question that must be answered!

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  3. Anthony Davis May 18, 2015 at 3:12 am

    My question is: Why didn’t Shamar want to go with his mother when she was leaving the place she was renting and her former landlady asked her to let Shamar stay with her and she didn’t want to, but Shamar begged her to let him stay with the landlady? That is the question that must be answered!

    Ok.

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  4. Harry Turnover May 18, 2015 at 6:35 am

    Julianne Weeks….YOUR time will come as the Almighty sees it fit….brace for it…..what goes around comes around.

    You were NOT nice to this BOY,and YOU know it,so don’t try to PRETEND now.

    A lot of people KNOW the FACTS like the LAND LADY !

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  5. Petra Husbands May 18, 2015 at 11:26 am

    If as the mother Julianne Weekes is stating that he had a good home, then my question is
    1. Why didnt he come to you with his problem/problems?
    2. Do you not check on your children to see where they are at all times?
    3.Hanging oneself takes time, how come you didnt miss him long enough to check on him?
    4. What are you hiding, you say you want to clear the air?
    5. Where did he get the rope?
    If you are a loving parent as you say you are, then you would be happy to ease the minds of fellow mothers like myself, OR, dont you care….
    My opinion, whether he was happy or not, someone to needs to step up and take responsibility for this hanging, OR the next son will suffer.

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  6. Ormond Mayers May 18, 2015 at 1:29 pm

    Well from all indication, Shemar was very uncomfortable with being with his mother. Another lady migrating to the States wanted to take Shemar, he was 4 years old at the time. His mother declined to allow Shemar to go with the lady. Shemar asked the lady not to left him ,take him with her. So something was wrong that Shemar rejected being with his mother.

    The mother say she love Shemar and going to miss him. Unfortunately, the mother don’t understand what love is.Yes, she is going to miss the bad treatment meted out to Shemar.

    If the mother don’t believe there is a God, sorry for her life on this earth would not be easy.

    I support these calling for an urgent probed now, so people should come forward and say what they know.

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    • Ormond Mayers May 18, 2015 at 1:34 pm

      Correction- I support those calling for an urgent probed now, so people should come forward and say what they know.

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  7. tonia May 18, 2015 at 3:15 pm

    I could understand that the boy hanging his
    Self is not the usual. .. I could understand wanting
    answers from the mother. ……but why is it that we
    Want the mother to blame? This is why our society
    is so corrupt…..as for the land lady that wanted the son
    if she thought the boy was being treated so badly
    why didn’t she inform the police or childcare board
    I think she needs questioning…and last why should
    the mother give her..her son away to this lady?
    We do not know what happen and it’s unfair and unjust
    to blame this lady without a real story. …

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  8. nanci May 18, 2015 at 3:49 pm

    she probably used to beat him up really bad, why didnt see let someone keep him, he was a nice kid, and a baby, she must be was cruel to him , or beat him for every little thing.

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  9. Josh May 18, 2015 at 4:29 pm

    I think it is important that we allow the police and if required, judiciary to do their jobs rather than jump to conclusions about what did or did not happen to that poor deceased boy. As none of us were there, we are not in a position to judge the mother of this child and say with any certainty what she did or did not do. The neighbors and the landlord all have something to say now but quite frankly if they were that concerned about the welfare of the boy whilst he was alive they had 12 years and a moral duty to alert the relevant authorities – that, as far as I am aware, did not happen and for that they should be all searching their own conscious. The mother of Shemar has to live with the death of her child for the rest of her life. If she is guilty of wrong doing the courts will judge her as such and if she isn’t she will never be the same again having been judged as a virtual murderess by the kangaroo court of Barbados Nation readers. Yes, justice needs to be served, not just for Shemar but for every other child in Barbados, the Caribbean and wider world who do not live to fulfill their life dream but this should be on the basis of ‘beyond reasonable doubt’ rather than on the basis of gossip and innuendo. A similar case happened in the UK which resulted in citizens not being able to comment on press coverage about crimes against persons that are unproven – read the victim’s account (of his experience of being accused by kangaroo court of a crime he did not commit) at the following link http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25625572

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  10. kat May 18, 2015 at 7:20 pm

    judge not until all has been disclosed as there is always alot of speculation without the facts

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