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UPDATE: Melbourne Francis had signed out of Witness Protection Programme-relative

-Gunmen were allegedly dressed in black and hooded
A police cordon was set up around the scene of the murder. Photo: VINO
A relative of Francis is inconsolable following his murder. Photo: VINO
A relative of Francis is inconsolable following his murder. Photo: VINO
LONG LOOK, Tortola, VI - The peace of the Long Look community was abruptly interrupted sometime around 8 P.M. yesterday May 9, 2013 when it was alleged that four men fully clad in black had shot and killed Melbourne Francis aka trouble at the Stickett in Long Look.

The sound of what was believed to have been four gun shots rang out in the community, sending many persons running for cover while others in the area secured their homes.

According to an eyewitness, she had just left the Stickett where she and several others were in the company of Melbourne Francis aka 'Trouble' when she allegedly noticed four men fully clothed in black heading to the direction of the Stickett. "Well I didn't suspect nothing because they were walking normal coming."

The eyewitness alleged it was a matter of seconds as she was passing the vehicle, which Francis had driven to the area, when she heard shouting and looking back saw the four men dressed in black running from the scene past the Long Look clinic on the road, which is commonly called Lovers Lane.

"When I look around I see Trouble on the ground and plenty blood. Everybody that was under there [some names called] run away and I run away too," reported the eyewitness.

When it was suspected that all was calm and it was safe, the eyewitness reportedly returned to the scene by which time ranks of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) had already arrived and had formed a human and vehicle cordon of the area. "I go round there and I see for real Trouble dead." The eye witness alleged it was difficult to make out the alleged shooters as they all had black clothing and wore black hoods over their faces.

Asked why she had left the company of the victim at the time she did, the eye witness said she had enough of being out for the evening and was heading to her home.

She also recalled the name of a known character that was in the company of the victim prior to the shooting. "He [the known character’s name] got up, he was right there with trouble, and he moved off and said he was going to the bar. Little after he moved off them men come and clean up trouble," alleged the eyewitness.

It was reported that while Melbourne Francis was sitting in the company of a few friends, several other persons were under the Stickett watching movies among other activities.

"It’s sad but we all know this was coming, we all expected that this would have happen sooner or later," the eyewitness confidently alleged.

Some time after the incident, the victim's mother and sister came rushing to the scene but as they attempted to get close to the Stickett where the body was lying, they were aggressively stopped by police.

"No, no, no, God they kill my son for truth," cried the mother, "I tell he you know, I tell he stay away from this place, I want to see my son, let  me see my son," she continued as both female and male police officers attempted to keep her from getting close to the body.

A sister had also arrived on the scene together with the mother and was also attempting to get close to the body. "How is my brother?" she cried, "Officer is my brother, I want see my brother officer, how they kill my brother officer," she screamed.

By this time more RVIPF officers had arrived on the scene and curious onlookers were forced further away from the view of the body. The police erected a yellow tape cordon around the greater sections of the area from the back of the clinic in the vicinity where Keri Harrigan was shot and killed, to end of the fence at the front of the clinic. Ingress and egress to the area via vehicle was now restricted.

Trapped in the cordon was the rented vehicle that Melbourne Francis had driven to Long Look. When the alleged owner of the rental arrived he said that the victim was scheduled to return the car today May 10, 2013. "When I hear about the incident right away I called he (Francis) number and he didn’t answer and I know for sure what I heard was true because bap, bap, I get two calls and one was crying, that made me know for sure," alleged the man who claimed he was the owner of the vehicle.

On the scene also was the victim's daughter who seemed no older than 9 years of age. She was in the company of her mother, the victim’s common law partner.

Francis had signed out of Witness Protection Programme

According to relatives, Francis had returned to the Virgin Islands recently after he had signed out of the Witness Protection Programme. It was said that he was “fed up” of being away and decided to return home.

He was scheduled to testify in July in a case of attempted murder against him.

"He get too comfortable man. He come back and used to stay in hiding. He used to come down here sometimes but he use to stay in the vehicle but he get too comfortable and now he come on and was hanging with us at the Stickett," alleged the eyewitness.

It took the relevant investigators and crime scene specialist quite some time to do what was required before allowing the body to be removed from the scene at 11:55 P.M. As the body was being put on the stretcher by porters, there was a sudden silence and then one of the most sad moments was recorded, the sudden loud cry of a young child, "Daddy daddy, ah, ah, ah, daddy." Looking around at that moment several persons were seen wiping away tears while some shook their heads in distraught.

"From tomorrow nobody is going under there you know," someone said of the Stickett. One man alleged that when he saw Francis being shot he ran away and was crying. "Man the tears just come and big man like me crying in the street." He did not say much more but just sat in a corner and looked on as the body was taken away.

Many persons on the scene referred to the fact that Francis was due to appear in the High Court and speculated that his brutal murder was intended to silence him. "You think anybody else was going to go down like Yan and Allen?" remarked a bystander.

Police question witnesses in homicide near stickett

According to a release sent by the RVIPF, Police are questioning witnesses in relation to a homicide which took place last evening around 8:30pm in Long Look near the Stickett.

Melbourne Francis, 30, of Long Look was pronounced dead at the scene around 10pm last night. Persons reported hearing gunfire in the area just prior to the incident. The cause of death is still to be determined. 

Reports described one man wearing dark clothing with a hoody and mask seen fleeing the scene around the time of the incident in the direction of the Church of God of Prophecy in Long Look. Other reports suggest that there may have been more than one assailant also dressed in dark clothing. Police suspect a tinted vehicle may have been scouting the area prior to the incident.

The successful apprehension of the suspects in this homicide depends in part on the support of the community. Therefore the RVIPF is appealing to the members of the community who may have been in the area at the time of the incident or may have information about the identity of attacker/s, or may have seen a tinted vehicle surveying the area to come forward.

Persons can contact the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force at their toll-free non-emergency number 311 and ask for any officer with the Major Crime Team. Persons can also call the Crimestoppers number 800-8477 and give information anonymously.

See previous article posted on May 9, 2013

Man shot dead in Long Look!

- victim identified as Melbourne Francis

LONG LOOK, Tortola, VI - Information just reaching this news site indicates that a man was shot dead moments ago in the community of Long Look.

The victim has since been identified as 30-year-old Melbourne Francis aka Trouble of Long Look.

Reports indicate that the man was shot in the vicinity of the stickett in Long Look just after 8PM tonight, May 9, 2013.

Three men were charged and placed before the High Court after Francis was shot and injured previously in Nottingham Estate on March 13, 2011.

Members of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) are currently on the scene and conducting investigations.

Virgin Islands News Online will provide more details as they become available.

208 Responses to “UPDATE: Melbourne Francis had signed out of Witness Protection Programme-relative”

  • I cry for tola (09/05/2013, 21:02) Like (30) Dislike (5) Reply
    No more.... lite a candel R.I.P someone lost a son,brother,grandson,friend because of a gun....badness outta style

    R.I.P
    • Check HMP Please! (09/05/2013, 23:15) Like (74) Dislike (8) Reply

      The police commissioner needs to check the prison. THOSE GUYS IN THERE WITH CELL PHONES. That should not be allowed in the prison. That crime was set up from right there in the prison. CHECK THE PRISON< CHECK THE PRISON. That whole thing was a set up there tonight. Someone on the sticket call those guys to come and kill that boy and it is all connected back to the PRISON. CHECK THE PRISON

      • wellsa (10/05/2013, 00:09) Like (8) Dislike (208) Reply
        WELLSA YOU NEED TO CHECK YOU HOW, MAYBE YOU KNOW WHO KILLED THE INFORMER.
        • talk girl talk (10/05/2013, 01:15) Like (19) Dislike (1) Reply
          I pray that God not ignore the blood that screams from the ground on our soil, particularly innocent blood, and heal our nation.
        • SMH (10/05/2013, 07:20) Like (23) Dislike (1) Reply
          At wellsa! Just shut the hell up! Sense alone can tell you that it were a set up
        • Jenny on the Block (10/05/2013, 08:45) Like (4) Dislike (4) Reply
          You sound so stupid, but God do not sleep when you have blood on your hand you always restless, always looking over your shoulder. You young and very stupid, i hope you bo not follow in their footsteps
      • qc (10/05/2013, 00:56) Like (24) Dislike (0) Reply
        May justice be swift against those who committed this sin
      • yes we can (10/05/2013, 01:37) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
        Condolences to the family
      • SMH (10/05/2013, 10:30) Like (10) Dislike (3) Reply
        All yall based on the prison but them all is the small men there is a bigger man behind EVERYTHING its not one thing Trouble do and they know why them want him, the first guy/s didn't succeed so they got someone else and made sure it happened by sending not 1, not 2, not 3, but 4 to take him out, seriously no prison man with a cell phone can put 4 men to do a crime like that someone else called that shot and im sure its the same person that is paying them now!
      • Our Government (10/05/2013, 15:50) Like (10) Dislike (28) Reply
        This is crap! Where esle in the world do you see prisoners being allowed cell phones as a privilege. As far as I know, they are allowed a call or two at certain times of the day and their calls are normally monitored. This is in the real world. Our Government need to do better. We really cannot be accepting these kind of slack practices and behaviours any more. What is really going on in this country. Tortola is to small for these kind of foolishness. In other prisons that I know, prisoners would be allowed computer access but those sites like facebook, skype, ovoo and stuff like are not allowed. Even watching tv is monitored. The only access a prisoner should have when using a computer is to educate themself while persuing some kind of higher learning. Not another thing else.

        We really have it wrong. This place needs a real check on reality. And guess what! Some of you might get upset when I say this, but the government do not care about our young people. Especially those that are from the United Kingdom. As far as they are concerned, the would rather see our young generation wipped out. This is because they have their plans. Why do you think they don't want to improve the law inforcement units with the proper resources. The Governor is not for us because we are the wrong colour. The Premier is not for us because, he only cares about money and all of the others under his leadership are not for us. See what Myron did with all that money from the Youth Development Program fund. Things can be better but we need to take a logical look and see whats really going on. Then and only then will things change.
      • Open you all eyes (10/05/2013, 21:25) Like (1) Dislike (15) Reply
        All you tola people who like talk, point fingers, call names going to get a case of hush. You all ain't see the police can't protect, they only intimidate and don't investigate. Stop acting like trouble and other people who was victim were saints. You all don't know what these guy have done to bring such action on them selve. The police charge trouble for finding money and prosecute him. Then take him and put him in witness protection to snitch or you will call it lies on persons he had some encounter with. My these guys in prison yet the public blame them. Open you eyes the police and prosecutor not solving crimes but putting persons to lie on others just for a conviction. Beware of those who won't take that kinda treatment.
    • rattie (10/05/2013, 01:14) Like (16) Dislike (0) Reply
      I do hope that whenever they catch this killer and give him a fair trial that the authorities really serve justice to the victim's family. My condolences go out to the grieving family of this young man
      • open your eyes (12/05/2013, 08:35) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        Tortola does have fear trials? Really! After all these blogs the verdict all ready cast. The stupid people who those be brain wash from blogs, police, family friends or gossip don't even listen to evidence in the case in Tortola but all that injustice got concequences and things like what happen to trouble going to happen around here. It just start and more to come. Evidences is what solve cases not brain washing and gossip but behold the time is near for Tortola wake up call. If you as a society think its bad now, open your eyes. Every crime, injustice and wrong doing will be solve one way or the other. So keep running you all mouth and don't watch the source of the problem. When I person give a statement how do the street know who did before the case start? When do person allow the prosecution to make them lie to convict a person when they actually can't say what happen. Ill leave you all with that. Open your eyes the source of the problem
    • solution (10/05/2013, 06:03) Like (23) Dislike (0) Reply
      Badness NEVER out of style...this 1 easy to solve you just have to put the pieces together...2 on trial and 1 already got life so who to gain from this man death? But like Tortoola goes....when you have name around here you will get away with.....well MURDER like the saying goes.
      • Observer (10/05/2013, 08:03) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply

        Solution you have a point this was my cousin that they gun down and my other cousin that is on trial for the attempted murder .i have no doubt in my mind that the one in p....son had something to do with it and if i was his father i would have notthing to do with him for he has cause shame to our famaily name .The boy is a rotten apple.This young should not have die there is a God above rejoice ye wicked boy for the day of the lord cometh as a thief in the night.Your day will be with lord.

      • Blak (10/05/2013, 08:44) Like (4) Dislike (21) Reply
        Why you guys don't join the force cause you seem to have it figure out. #DRYSNITCHING ONLINE
        • Vamp (10/05/2013, 10:15) Like (8) Dislike (6) Reply
          boss go do the bank work from on here acting like gangsta #fakewangstaass!
          • Blak (10/05/2013, 12:11) Like (13) Dislike (6) Reply
            YAWN! Your girl don't think I'm a fake and thats all that matters. #WEDON'TKEEPTHEMWEGIVETHEMBACK!
            • Crown Heights raised (10/05/2013, 15:31) Like (1) Dislike (8) Reply
              Blak yow - your are a real p_nk - bur your faddah dis n dat - who you trying to fool - yahself? You aint shite! And I doubt your jinggling pockets - yeah thats right would even get you Yellow to give you a hand....I pity you fool!
              • Blak (10/05/2013, 15:59) Like (6) Dislike (3) Reply
                Like I always say I don't care what you think only what YOUR GIRL thinks and if she meets me she will give me "NUFF KNOWLEDGE" then I send her back to you. Crown Heights HA you probably is SHITE but I wouldn't judge you..'YOU ARE WHAT WE THOUGHT YOU WERE".....get off the blog and go find your woman so they can stop "PASSING HER ALONG"
                • @Blak wanna be (11/05/2013, 16:05) Like (5) Dislike (6) Reply
                  blak, you sound like one real messed up little boy trying to play gangster. By the sounds of it you have not a care in the world but for yourself and your warped vision of life. The reality is most of us are happy and don't give a rat's a$$ that you are miserable and have nothing better to do than act and talk tough. Your comments about throwing around another persons young lady only show that you live in a perverse dreamworld made up from the perceived notion of gangster life you hear about in lyrics. Truth is you probably can't get a girl, let alone keep one unless you bully and abuse her. Well, we are not impressed and we don't want your life. In fact the sooner you commit a crime and get locked up, and I hope it's because someone "drysnitched" on you, the better for the rest of us. I also think that if you had to endure real toughness, real badasses, that you'd probably break down and cry like a baby. Government, let's build a boot camp where we can break these little wanna be, lazy a$$, good for nothings and instill some respect back into them!!!!!
                  • Blak (13/05/2013, 09:16) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
                    I'm insulted that you would associate my name with gangsters. Gangster i am not cause i like to win and gangster do't. I mean in history i only know 2 gangsters that has gotten away with it, the late great MEYER LANSKY and the present Juaquin Guzman aka El Chapo. But I am CONCIGLIER to lords, me i am just happy that if crime or violence is committed against me that I don't have to go to the police YOU GUYS use. You know the ineffective ones I go to a different police that has atleast a 90% rate of solving problems. All that requires is loyalty and the occasional cash transaction that is all. I stay out of trouble take care of my kids and my credit thats about it. Oh yeah I forgot I also TAKE A LITLLE CUT FROM YOUR GIRLS AND THEN I GIVE THEM BACK.
    • ss (11/05/2013, 03:05) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Rip to the young brother
  • TA (09/05/2013, 21:07) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Oh no
  • Angel (09/05/2013, 21:09) Like (18) Dislike (2) Reply
    people lets us learn to love and forgive, we cannot go on living like this we are our brother's keeper
    • @ Angel (10/05/2013, 09:13) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
      Only you can control your destiny! Not Mama, Papa or Government can determine how well you do in life. Put down the guns and live! You cannot change the past but you can control the future by making the right choices.

  • Who talking now (09/05/2013, 21:13) Like (8) Dislike (810) Reply
    Behold said it all along, the rats got to be weigh out, let's see who talking now, the time has come. Tortola behold lots more to be sift out. Who to blame
    • hmmmmmm (09/05/2013, 21:27) Like (57) Dislike (2) Reply
      Where is your compassion? Remember that today might have been his day but tomorrow might by yours or that of someone you love.
    • SOLID ROCK (09/05/2013, 21:37) Like (32) Dislike (32) Reply
      EVERY WORD THAT YOU SAID HERE WILL BE KNOCK DOWN IN JESUS NAME
      • chupss (09/05/2013, 22:33) Like (7) Dislike (287) Reply
        just like how jesus wasnt there to stop the shooting he ain there to knock down no blasted words....
        • -AC 360 (10/05/2013, 01:38) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
          This is becoming like a real life psycho movie .
          Right here is this isle, where the sunshine is golden bright.
          Don't go thinking these things happen only where there is cold , misty and serene climate .
        • East Gyal (10/05/2013, 05:45) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
          Your stupidity is the result of your ungodliness.
        • action (12/05/2013, 09:09) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
          Prayers communicates to our Creator and when our feelings spiritually connect to our Creator in prayer he does it. I personally experienced his work and still do. A persons heart and soul just need to have faith and patience. This here I said is as serious and true as your flesh.
    • VOICES (09/05/2013, 21:43) Like (19) Dislike (1) Reply
      What the hell are you talking about?
      • yellow (10/05/2013, 01:16) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
        My God! This is so terrible.....we can't take our lives for granted at all.....we can,t! What a horrible mothers' day gift....
        • one love (10/05/2013, 09:11) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
          I agree...no mother or person should have to experience such grief. My heart goes out to the family and loved ones of this young man; may you find comfort in this time of grief.
        • For real! (10/05/2013, 13:06) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
          MOTHERS KEEP ON PRAYING FOR YOUR CHILDREN!!!! Now every Mother's Day from now will be very gloomy, for his mother, sister and baby mother.
      • bbc (10/05/2013, 01:51) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
        Why, you bloody murderers ??
      • ??? (10/05/2013, 10:27) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        I wont to know.
    • Yes (10/05/2013, 08:02) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      get a life fool u next
    • smdh (10/05/2013, 12:02) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ Who talking now.... Show your face you coward. We want to see you. Be a MAN and come out of the shadows.
    • @ Who talking now (10/05/2013, 13:24) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      You sound so dumb
    • Pitch Fork (10/05/2013, 23:27) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      When the exterminator finish, he and his exterminators in training will be fired - get the message-slick.
  • apple pie (09/05/2013, 21:15) Like (31) Dislike (1) Reply
    Set up set up
  • . (09/05/2013, 21:20) Like (1) Dislike (13) Reply
    7th district again?
    • it don't matter (10/05/2013, 05:13) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
      it could of happen anywhere
    • show boat (10/05/2013, 08:58) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
      Just don't target 7th district as the only district dealing with crime. The whole Island is dealing with crime.

  • Realist (09/05/2013, 21:22) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Long Look...let's not go back to those "bad man" days of the 1970's
  • Hmm (09/05/2013, 21:26) Like (0) Dislike (161) Reply
    He sure got in trouble tonight.
    • cat (10/05/2013, 07:59) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
      Remember troubles don't come to one set of people alone. We all have to face it at some point in life it doesn't have to be in the same way as him but we will face it. Sometimes i wonder if you people have a heart , Mr. Francis life was taken away from him just like that and all you could find to do is to come on here and make stupid remarks. Last night was his turn but none of us knows what tomorrow holds for us. Things like this doesn't only affect the families it affects all of us as human beings because none of us want to lose the ones we love in this kind of manner. My condolences goes out to the family and friends of Melbourne , may God comfort you all in his loving arms.
    • KelshiiDaDon (10/05/2013, 13:55) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      Why Are You So Mean.... It Could Have Been You !!!!! Where Is Your Heart ? Stop Being Blind By Your Stupidty...!!!!
  • H (09/05/2013, 21:27) Like (14) Dislike (42) Reply
    AND GOVERMENT GONA BRING A MAN HERE FOR MUSIC FEST NAME ASASSIN COME ON FALL FOR NOTHING

    • under the bus (10/05/2013, 01:18) Like (19) Dislike (0) Reply
      Wowww....this is very sad...just last night i heard bout they saying this guy ratting.....now he is dead woww....RIP
      They should hang the killers!!!
    • @H (10/05/2013, 05:40) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      You are so right. What we call ourselves (and associate with) is often a powerful testimony to our mindset!
  • jadakiss (09/05/2013, 21:29) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    why
  • Kellogg (09/05/2013, 21:36) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    It hurts you never pass me with calling me by my name from a child this Place cross for real
  • wellsa (09/05/2013, 21:37) Like (4) Dislike (25) Reply
    What more can i say, bad man get what was coming, if he had fare for his life, the time he got the first shots, its off i gone............but know he wanted to play big man.

    When you living you life playing big shots, bullet have no names, when they coming for you.....................omg
    • stupid (09/05/2013, 22:51) Like (4) Dislike (8) Reply
      Are u stupid why should.he run.because of the first shot his family is here this is.hos hometown.no matter where he go.to call shots it travels we dont kno what leads this even if he had changed his life an.god to god mayb it still wouldnt have been different he had already had trouble in the past an ppl mayb were always out for him sigh RIP Trouble gona miss u #dream
    • IF GOD BE FOR US WHO CAN BE AGAINST US (10/05/2013, 10:46) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply

      IGNORANT FOOL Y.E.S. AND R.S.S. IS BEHIND THIS. WHO GAVE U GUYS THE RIGHT TO TAKE HIS LIFE UR NOT GOD.. REGARDLESS OF WHAT BAD MAN MELOBORNE WAS PLAYING OR U FEEL HE WAS PLAYING GIVE NO ONE THE RIGHT TO TAKE HIS LIFE NOW A MOTHER GOT TO GO ON WITH OUT HER ONLY SON, THREE SISTERS WITH OUT A BROTHER A FATHER WITH OUT A SON AND A DAUGHTER WITHOUT HER FATHER AND A GIRLFRIEND WITHOUT HER MATE..... Y.E.S. NEED TO BE CH*PPED UP AND D@SH AWAY LIKE THE DOG THAT HE IS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Young trouble (17/09/2016, 16:53) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Listen to me mr or miss that's my fada who get kill YU beta stfu now before I fix yuh ms now stfu
  • wellsa (09/05/2013, 21:43) Like (4) Dislike (62) Reply
    Wellsa the war start up now, informers take warning two down in the east side more to come this is a warning signs.

    People who you think kill kerri harrigan its not them, look at this blood war, as i would say take them all out, this is wickness in the BVI.
    • SET UP FROM INSIDE THE PRISON (09/05/2013, 21:58) Like (52) Dislike (9) Reply
      The people who kill that firs boy is the same people who killed that other guy tonight. They have those guys in the prison with cell phones. Those bad guys in there setting up these crimes. The police commissioner needs to check the prison. THOSE GUYS IN THERE WITH CELL PHONES. That should not be allowed in the prison. That crime was set up from right there in the prison.
      • People like you (09/05/2013, 23:13) Like (2) Dislike (14) Reply
        People like you is why crime will never stop. Talk pointing finger, blaming others. Is what you all do best but you all continue talking and pulling down person. Remember what goes around comes around
        • Me (10/05/2013, 18:34) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
          people in the prison hear about this murder before the news paper or any reports comes out, that has alot to say.
      • Blak (10/05/2013, 08:33) Like (1) Dislike (8) Reply
        Stop with all the online DRY SNITCHING let the police do their jobs!
    • hard times (09/05/2013, 22:04) Like (30) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ wellsa. You have no compassion, someone has lost a child or relative. You advocate threats to witnesses and persons who help Police solve crime, what law is that. You may live by the bullet, but the rest of us respect others and are lawful. How many more lives will be ruined by the gun and people who support criminals in our midst.
      RIP young man.
  • stop the madness (09/05/2013, 21:43) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    RIP....Condolences to the friends and family...Sigh

    BVI WAKE UP!!!! This nonsense has got to stop..



  • Shunte (09/05/2013, 21:45) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Yes it was set up
  • Dont Worry (09/05/2013, 21:49) Like (14) Dislike (2) Reply
    This is what happens when we preach that the Commandments, the moral law of the Lord are done away with. No Commandments/Moral Law = Lawlessness and that is exactly what we have here. Just watch and see the Lord perform His mighty acts on this place. And in case you are saying "she sounds like an Adventist" I am! And I endorse the Commandments of God! Now go and do likewise!
    • tough times (09/05/2013, 22:56) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
      this is not the time to play religious. but to play. we as christian have to go out there and preach the gospel so souls can be save. this is not about lw is about sin and man runing away from GOD who is life and runing to satan who is death. may GOD be with these family. my deepest sympathy.
    • bb (10/05/2013, 01:49) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
      SAD SAD SAD so sad. But what worries me most is our justice system is dead.
    • Really (10/05/2013, 05:35) Like (14) Dislike (2) Reply
      This place is in a mess because the houses of God is weak! These Churches No longer reverence GOD is a fashion Show and a Gosip house and a competition who can pray the loudess which domination is right or who wrong , the bible states he wants us to pray in our closet.

      You boast about commandments and there's a lot of teaching that Adventist teaches that goes agaisnt the same word or God but who am I to Judge .

      The bible ask us to obey the laws of the land! (Moral Law) ! He also states you live by the sword you will die by it no one know if that young asked God to save his soul with his last breath! Its time we wake up and stop being idiots n back bitter n burn our knees at the altar n pray for these toung men in our community n across the world ! But yall rather sit and critisize about who teaching what !
      • I agree (10/05/2013, 10:18) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
        u are so rite we need to come together n pray for this nation n stop the back biting
  • chicken (09/05/2013, 21:53) Like (3) Dislike (74) Reply
    Tortola is cursed.
    • time (10/05/2013, 01:45) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      Deepest Condolences to this family.......life cut short....
    • Sugar (10/05/2013, 02:20) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
      Instead of saying that word you should speak life over the country. You are not helping by speaking that word. Jahovah, I pray that you will cover the BVI under your wings. Amen
    • what (10/05/2013, 05:08) Like (17) Dislike (1) Reply
      Chicken
      I rebuke that statement in the Lord of Jesus. Tortola is covered under the Blood of Jesus.
      • sun bird (10/05/2013, 09:24) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
        Put down the guns and Unite for your future and your childrens future!

    • i rebuke you (10/05/2013, 08:08) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      God Forbibid!!!
    • Rebuked (10/05/2013, 11:16) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      I rebuke that in Jesus name. Tortola is not cursed, Tortola will walk into judgement if we do not repent of our wickedness and blood shed.
    • white house (12/05/2013, 21:01) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      why he had to die?
  • Check the prison (09/05/2013, 22:00) Like (12) Dislike (5) Reply
    Those guys in the prison have access to cell phones. This was set up from inside the prison. This crap have to stop. It has to stop. Please do something about this.
    • WHY? (10/05/2013, 09:53) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      So sad. I do not know him but hear he was turning around his life and a nice person. Why oh why is this happening?

  • who to blame (09/05/2013, 22:12) Like (3) Dislike (266) Reply
    Is one thing about Tortola people you all like you blind, do on to others as you will like them do to you. You lie on me it consequences, you judge me got a price, you laugh ill be laughing to some day, the world round. We as people point fingers well four is pointing back to you. So don't cry for the dead cause someone is laughing
  • who to blame (09/05/2013, 22:12) Like (0) Dislike (106) Reply
    Is one thing about Tortola people you all like you blind, do on to others as you will like them do to you. You lie on me it consequences, you judge me got a price, you laugh ill be laughing to some day, the world round. We as people point fingers well four is pointing back to you. So don't cry for the dead cause someone is laughing
  • farmer brown (09/05/2013, 22:22) Like (3) Dislike (9) Reply
    Ndp and their bad oman on the country
    • persia (10/05/2013, 01:20) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      Another animal on the loose in Tortola, I hope the community get's him or her first, the tax payers don't have money for the slime ball trial.
    • 7 district (10/05/2013, 09:12) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
      Its real sad when all these murders are taking place in his district but the Cuban feels it more important to do an airport than help the youths find jobs.... What a shame!

  • black moses (09/05/2013, 22:23) Like (6) Dislike (8) Reply
    My condolence to the family. May his young soul r.I.p . Myron get down from your high horse and meet with the youths.
    • Real Talk (10/05/2013, 13:58) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
      What does this have to do with Myron. Regardless of what programs are available and how much resources are available; at the end of the day the choice has to be made by the youths. You can bring a cow to the well but you can't make it drink. We as parents and a village can raise a child but when a child reaches and certain age and no right from wrong and able to make there own decisions they are going to take the path that they so wish. No pon intended but this young knew his life was on the line and he walked out the witness protection program.......classic example. Help and resources were available to him he chose NOT to follow the path laid for him but rather his own which led to his own detriment. #realtalk
      • Rat (16/05/2013, 18:00) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        Myron why don't you find something constructive to do, from on here blogging?
  • Sara Bharat (09/05/2013, 22:37) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Sigh..Knew You From A Long Time Trouble Mane i Can't Believe You Gone Eh. R.I.P Meh Boy.!
  • chad (09/05/2013, 22:40) Like (2) Dislike (11) Reply
    it real bad At least it ea island people do it
  • A Mother (09/05/2013, 22:43) Like (40) Dislike (1) Reply
    I have to carry a child for 9-10 months...every day all day... no rest break just back break, and head ache and all the other pains of motherhood... it hurts me to see how the bend in a trigger figure in a split second could cancel out all that hard work.... man dead... and for what.... seriously.... this HAS TO STOP... BVI we got to start to be our brother's keeper once again.... TIRED of the wanna be GANG-STARS ... My heartfelf condolences to the family
  • vincy (09/05/2013, 22:45) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    Almighty mi a pray fi the youth dem Show dem another way Caw nuff a dem no know no other way Give us strength in this time of need Protect us from our enemies and protect us from our self
    • Shara Parlin (10/05/2013, 01:44) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      In the words of the late "The Mighty Duke": HOW MANY MORE MUST DIE! HOW MANY MORE!!" -sheds a tear and walks off forum-
      • facts man (10/05/2013, 08:50) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
        it can be traced back to the absence of FATHERS in the BVI over the last 20 to 30 years..."
  • Damn (09/05/2013, 23:04) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Look like Cee der bawling i cud onli imagine the pain she n mommy dem goin thru boy hmmm
  • nanny cay (09/05/2013, 23:07) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Tears tears for my country
  • wise up (09/05/2013, 23:21) Like (27) Dislike (0) Reply
    Citizens and residents of the BVI; there is another killer among us; will you turn him in...It just might be your family member that he kills next!!!!!! We need to turn these crazy people over to the police; just saying!!!!!!
  • SiqEff (09/05/2013, 23:33) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    Wa Them Do My Partna Mehsonn !? Sigh ..Smh #Rip Dawwgg ! : /
    • facts man (10/05/2013, 01:22) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
      A stop to crime starts with the man in the mirror. Yes the government and police has their part, but how about crime taking place next door to you but you don't report it. Then complain when there is a murder next door. I sure you all know of some pedophile in your area, what have you done to stop them, the drug pusher down the road, what you you done but turn a blind eye? Pick up your head and make a start, together we can do it
    • shadow (11/05/2013, 09:39) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      wa dem do my partner ,is wa your partner do he self
  • ////// (10/05/2013, 00:24) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    //////////
  • nonsense (10/05/2013, 00:51) Like (23) Dislike (2) Reply

    This is all zu.....fault she was the master mind in this thing . She needs to be questioned

    • Hmm (10/05/2013, 08:48) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
      Same thing I here saying......they need to go pay her a visit down pockwood pond. Lets wait and see the outcome.
  • in the news (10/05/2013, 01:19) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
    where are the UK officers? poor we the BVI seriously needs to place more police supervision across this country.
    • Gone home (10/05/2013, 11:09) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
      Most of the UK officers have gone. Probably fed up with 'where are the UK officers' . They are in specialist posts, so I doubt you will see them walking the beat. They are behind the scenes solving serious crime and keeping the streets safer and the prison overflowing, that,s where they are. There are many people who are glad that UK officers are here helping out, and there are those who are ignorant of what they do, or just ignorant.
  • mother hen (10/05/2013, 01:28) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
    Every time one of your children is killed, the society loses. It is the society that is harmed, not just the family
  • Flowers (10/05/2013, 01:28) Like (3) Dislike (89) Reply
    3 words... Witness Protection Programme!!! ppl helping the crown, testifying in court, and you just throw them back on da streets???? Of course they gonna get killed!?!
    • Read Better (10/05/2013, 09:41) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
      Did you not see where it was said that he came out of the Witness Protection Programme?? If one chooses to leave the programme then they are on their own.
    • hard times (10/05/2013, 10:34) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
      Did you not read, he signed himself out of the witness protection programme. He came back from abroad of his own free will. You can not protect someone who does not want protection. Silly comment.
    • chad (10/05/2013, 12:40) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      he was in witness protection but how do u know he wanted to be there, he also had a choice and I know u don't always want to run from things he was one that wanted to face his problem and they didn't have to do him like that my God, his mother and the rest of his families are here. it is so much to take in it is hard very hard.
  • ---------------- (10/05/2013, 01:40) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    I can not even express the pain that I feel at this time.
    There are so many ills in this country.
    My prayers and love go out to the family and friends of this young man.
    May God comfort you all.
    • school children (10/05/2013, 18:10) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
      The majority of the murders on this Island is being done by the people who have been deported
  • one eye roster (10/05/2013, 01:54) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    Our country is becoming a cesspool, and a bloody one at that. And guess what? The court jesters continue to amuse us with their antics and so provide comic relief. How in heaven's name could someone take the life of another human being; as was done in this case, and profess to be NORMAL? Living among us today; in our communities, are many psychotic individuals who display negative personality traits; in some cases from early childhood. Nevertheless, because they are able to function - somewhat, their disorders remain dormant until they are no longer able to contain themselves and then they act out. Persons with these disorders exhibit various manifestations, and are likely to be involved in domestic violence, spiritism, sadism, masochism, murder, and a host of other anti-social behaviour. And unless this is treated from the outset, prepare to see the dark corners of these people's nature at work. I offer my sincerest condolences to the family of this Melburn ; in particular the mother. Ma'am I share your pain. But remember this, "There is a God."
  • Fed Up (10/05/2013, 05:25) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    Gun don't kill People Kill People. I still want to know why are there no Policemen patroling in these trouble areas. The only time you see you all is when someone is dead or a rubbery after the fact. Get on the beat officers get our there and do your job and keep the streets safe. Instead of up there washing down vehicles and talking crap get out there and keep your community safe. Get on the beat. How much more have to die at the hands of another.If man did stay like bees, You woulda dead when yuh trigger squeeze. Remember God don't like ugly, you could run but you can't hide, trust me your day is coming.
  • My God (10/05/2013, 05:40) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    My deepest condolences going out to his family his fatherless daughter n especially his mother I have three boys and my heart pains just think what if ? Oh god help us I cry
  • pat (10/05/2013, 06:09) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    Guns dont kill people , people use guns to kill. Its a sad sad thing that we live in a world of tit for tart butter for fat. whoever killed this boy his blood will be on your dirty hands it is sad that it might not be you that will pay but someone of your family who does not know anything of what is going on. people before you get up and start killing people think about your family because is them who will either be bringing food up balo for you or burying six feet under. stop the violence. my condolences to the family because he was a son a brother an uncle.
  • witness (10/05/2013, 06:36) Like (4) Dislike (83) Reply
    The RVIPF works with a height of foolishness! the guy was shot a with connecting links to some one who died. With all that detail from the assizes WHY WHY WHY WHY didn't he get witness protection like the F-ing Jamaicans from Ratty and Soupy. This is one of our OWN and this how he was TREATED?
    • Understand! (10/05/2013, 08:23) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
      Man, bro signed heself out da program. Get it? HE responsible for heself!!!
    • vince (10/05/2013, 09:18) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
      the boy left the programme on his own free will. stop talking foolishness.
    • fool! (10/05/2013, 09:49) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
      read the article, fool. he signed OUT of protection! You can't force a guy to stay in protection #facepalm
  • concern (10/05/2013, 07:29) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    So you want to tell me no one see who shoot him?????, when at no time of the day that black in empty, they always there playing game on there flat screen. this is so sad. i maybe wrong but all my believe is this is stem from the last kill.
  • my friend (10/05/2013, 07:30) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    you all needs to stop this if that's was you would you like someone to comment these stuff a young girl trouble daughter is home crying her eyes out and his grandmother
  • bob marley (10/05/2013, 07:51) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Every little action,bills a reaction,we suffered ,400 years in physical slavery,how many more years in mental slavery.my prays goes out to the family,lord help us all.
  • News (10/05/2013, 08:00) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    So sad to wake up to this type of news
  • The Realist (10/05/2013, 08:17) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply

    if that S........ boy thing he could murder work obiah or whatever to get away he lie, God nor sleep or slumber R*D HE@D will give him the maximum and a half.

  • R.i.P (10/05/2013, 08:18) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    I Send Condulences To His Family And Friends. Rest...In Peace
  • Sympathy To His Family (10/05/2013, 08:42) Like (4) Dislike (3) Reply

    from last night the news came out, not to long after pictures start surfacing; the pain this family is going through at this time is not an easy one. I hope that if someone saw that they would do the right thing; they keep saying Tortola is a small place yet we let these killers lime around our homes , eat from our pot, and like a thief in the night they come and take the precious goods from your home. Don't turn a blind eye that block is always full no matter the time someone is there. Is easy to see they have sometime to hide question is what is it?? Y....and R...... you just put yourself even more guilty than ever i hope justice is served... R.I.P Melbourne

  • bamsee (10/05/2013, 08:45) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    Boy it look like who ever had dealings with that money gra money gone jail or cemetry
  • law student (10/05/2013, 08:47) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    My heart breaks
  • ccc (10/05/2013, 08:58) Like (4) Dislike (9) Reply
    we need a witness protection program and we need the cops to be patrolling our streets
  • I could tell yuh (10/05/2013, 09:05) Like (20) Dislike (0) Reply
    Why do we have to know which Island he was on during that time?????????? Some protection boy.
  • afraid (10/05/2013, 09:15) Like (4) Dislike (30) Reply
    nobody is going to want to testify in court now after this
    • guys (10/05/2013, 10:41) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      These problems will only decrease when you help yourself by turn them in.
  • sad (10/05/2013, 09:33) Like (17) Dislike (1) Reply
    Look how all this start from the Money Gram robbery. Mother's have to be burying sons, children fatherless due to death and imprisonment, family lives just ripped apart OMG. All involved in the initial robbery need to be held accountable even the young lady from West End. All this blood shedding and grieving just needs to stop. All this over money that was not even theirs, but what they stole. This is what happens when you wrong but want to be right. This should not be anything mind straining nor time consuming for the RVIPF. The writing is on the wall, this young man is the star witness for trial on July 15, now he dead..........I know Melbourne from time he was small and yes he was not saint, but saint or not all this just needs to stop. Where is our love for our neighbors, we are to be our brother's keeper. I am sure that the persons that did this were his so called friends guys he laugh up with and hang with. Where is our loyalty and sincerity to each other. Come on man enough is enough.
  • love boat (10/05/2013, 09:33) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    There is no honor in this! Don't these guys realize that once you are dead that's it!
  • Sowrong (10/05/2013, 09:36) Like (13) Dislike (2) Reply
    why would you allow the little girl to go through that and see her father in that manner....that was so poor on the family path...im heartbroken for her
    • paperbag (10/05/2013, 10:31) Like (1) Dislike (10) Reply
      so wrong please stfu if u have nothng good to say that sound like it mek sense the child was with her mother who off of hear say went to the scene to varify if it was her daughters dad or not steeeeeeeeeeeeeups ignorant set a clowns in da place
  • tic tac toe (10/05/2013, 09:37) Like (10) Dislike (3) Reply
    Condolences to the love ones of the deceased.

    I prayer that these murderer/s on the lose are found asap. I hate knowing I am living around heartless criminals. I hate when they feel comfortable thinking they get away with a crime and can just social among persons. As seen on the recent kidnapping case in the US the criminals are so close, act so normal and right in your face for the 10years these females were abducted. Just saying this to prove that the criminal/s might have just looked your way either in the supermarket, bank, street, airport and ferry terminals, hospital, hotels, car rental companies. So you know they MUST be out there, so people be observant but don't make it obvious.

    Officers you have another case to solve. You can do it with the help of the community and good leads. (eyewitnesses do not be scared to speak, break the silence in crimes). On another note, authorities need to give eyewitnesses better security measures to protect them and their families. Eg. their names should be strictly unknown, and they should not be visible to the alleged criminals.

    Remember to check the car rentals and airport/ferry terminals, mobile calls/messages, video cameras whatever sources. Keep on the beat at every corner, stop checks, leave hidden microphones at certain blocks (not sure if you have those resources but just saying).

    And you MURDERERS reading the news and comments, I know you have to feel uncomfortable walking out in public somehow, someway....because people are looking out...."Hills Have Eyes"...

    • upset (13/05/2013, 02:49) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      AMEN!!!!!!!! You hit the nail on the head! But you know what... I AM CLAIMING VICTORY IN THE NAME OF THE LORD! These murderers will be caught!

      He that dwelleth in the secret place of the MOST HIGH shall abide in the shadow of the ALMIGHTY. RIP MELBOURNE!!!!!!!!!!!! 1 Love

      And so it shall come to pass.... watch
  • Lee (10/05/2013, 09:58) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    I really don’t know how these men slept last night knowing that they just took a life that they did not give. God is the giver of life, He is the only one who suppose to give and take life. I am appealing to the parents of those four young men who were seen dress in black outfits, if you know your son(s) were dress in black outfits with head hoods last night you as a God fairing parent should question and turn them in if they are the ones because you are harboring murderous in your house and the blood of this young man will be upon your heads.
  • DaFluff (10/05/2013, 10:09) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    It was just Sunday when I saw you in Long Look, I had to reverse, get out my jeep and hold you. We hugged for a moment as I hadn't seen you for so long. A few days later we linked online, now this. I couldn't sleep when I heard the news. I can't believe you are gone. I pray God holds you in his arms and have mercy on your soul. We continue to love you, you are missed but not forgotten. LOVE
  • Oh My (10/05/2013, 10:20) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply

    It was not wise of the mother to carry his daughter to that scene. That is a memory forever embedded in that childs head. My condolences to the family.

  • facts man (10/05/2013, 10:23) Like (2) Dislike (8) Reply
    Funny how when the NDP is in power our problems are endless. but then again not funny, tis - depressing....check stat on crime in the bvi betweeb 2003-2007

  • R I p (10/05/2013, 10:30) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply

    I miss my cuzz I will never see him on earth I will never forget this( R..... hell is come for you )

    • Village Girl (10/05/2013, 13:21) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      Whbossman if you walk away from the witness protection programme, you are putting your life at risk.
      • billyb (10/05/2013, 14:50) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
        so village girl, you think he just read what you said???? Well sah, we loosing it!!!
    • upset (13/05/2013, 02:42) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Call them Name!! WHO is R??? Call the bitch name!!
  • class friend (10/05/2013, 10:34) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    May you soul rest in peace and your family find trust in god
  • no more tola bound (10/05/2013, 10:40) Like (8) Dislike (15) Reply
    was planning on moving back to tola.. but too much violence i change my mind.. The young stupid mentality of these ppl is sickening.. chups.
    • SMH (10/05/2013, 11:26) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
      just stfu because i am sure where u are living have much more violence than here in the BVI.
  • Black Butterfly (10/05/2013, 11:14) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Help the Community to want help you. Could they not have written "the Witness said X,Y and Z we did not have to know the gender, that's for the police to know. Strupes. hmmp. People want to help and feel safe at the same time.
  • DYME DIVA (10/05/2013, 11:29) Like (4) Dislike (10) Reply
    I COULD TELL YOU, THIS IS JUST HEARTBREAKING AT 30 YRS OLD YOUR LIFE TAKEN FROM YOU JUST LIKE THAT. NO QUESTIONS, NO ANSWERS. SOME PARENTS LAUGH AT OTHERS WHEN IN GRIEF BUT WHEN ITS YOUR TURN YOU EXPECT PEOPLE TO FEEL SORRY FOR YOU. HMMM HELL HAS NO FURY LIKE A WOMAN SCORNED! OH WELL LIFE GOES ON...ONE GONE ONE BORN.
  • SAYING IT (10/05/2013, 11:42) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    I DO HOPE THAT HE TELLS SOMEONE WHAT TO DO IF HE END UP DEAD AND WHO MIGHT KILL HIM I HOPE SO. SO THAT THE PERSON WHO DO THIS CAN BE COUGHT. I ALSO THINK THAT THE POLICE KNOWS THAT LONG LOOK AREA IS A HITMAN ALLEY AND THEY SHOULD OF STAKE OUT THAT PLACE BECAUSE THEY KNOW WHAT HAS HAPPEN IN THE PAST
  • chad (10/05/2013, 12:42) Like (4) Dislike (5) Reply
    Tell them there is drugs there and you will see them you might not even hear them come they will just be there to collect these weak police they have through the place took so long before they could have gotten there. weak weak
  • more years (10/05/2013, 12:54) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
    Government.... give the prisoners a 1 hour to bring them phones to the office with no harm or charges. after the hour have police & gards raid the cells and anyone with a phone gets 3 yeara added to them time no question ask. if we keep acking soft with the laws things will happen very offten. We all part of the bvi and once we have a job we dose pay tax... we have to protect ourself for the madness.. its not a hear say... they do got phones up the prision... they always on facebook and im guilty because i dose be chatting about 4
    of them..

    but its only because the government lets them keep them phone.
  • long look me come from (10/05/2013, 13:16) Like (3) Dislike (8) Reply
    My place of birth is slowly going down in a blaze of glory with crime
  • Look here! (10/05/2013, 13:24) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    I'm pretty much a compassionate person, but in some of these cases, lethal injections is the way to go, to eliminate the murderous minds that live on. The church needs to pull together regardless of denomination and fast and pray!!!!! I PLEAD THE BLOOD OF JESUS OVER THE LIVES OF THE YOUNG MEN WHO HAS THE BULL's EYE SIGN ON THEM AS MARKERS. I declare in the name of Jesus that all of these murders who deeply involve with this, will be brought to justice.

    NEWSFLASH: if you don't do crime you won't give any "rats" things to rat about!
  • Blak (10/05/2013, 13:35) Like (13) Dislike (157) Reply

    Let this be an example people. When you choose a certain lifestyle there is rules! This man had an attempt on his life and KNEW who did it but CHOOSE NOT TO RIDE ON HIS ENEMIES he choose the law. When someone trying to take your life ITS NEVER OVER ASLONG AS THE PERSON OR PERSONS still breathing. Going to police and hiding gave these man enough time to plot then this cat not only checks his self out of protective custody....get this...HE GOES BACK ON THE SAME TURF TO HANG OUT, SAME TURF THEY KILL HIS BOY C'MON SON! It look like he didn't even have a weapon on him and reading this article and witness account ONCE AGAIN IT SEEM LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE KNEW HE WAS GOING TO DIE. This man essentially killed himself with all the decisions he made! I'm a product of the hood WEST aka "THE WAR YARD" My daddy was a Rass and a G....I'm speaking in the sense of the streets...YOU GOT TO RIDE ON YOUR ENEMIES OR THEY WILL RIDE ON YOU. It is that simple, the rules to the street is WAY EASIER to comprehend than those of society the rules of the streets is STRAIGHT FORWARD no grey areas....BLACK or WHITE... THE END.

  • YESSA (10/05/2013, 13:38) Like (0) Dislike (7) Reply
    LISTEN TO U ALL GOING ON HIS MOTHER TOLD HIM NOT TO GO OUT THERE BUT HE DID NOT NEED TO DIE THAT WAY BUT HE IS LUCKY CAUSE ANY WHERE ELSE WOULD OF BEEN WORST THAN THAT STOP TALK TO MUCH AND U DONE GONE WITH THE MONEY GUN SHOT A GO KILL THAT BOY
  • Realist (10/05/2013, 13:54) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Once you have opted out of the witness protection program, you are basically on your own and risking your life in the process. This is really sad!
  • ratbat (10/05/2013, 14:44) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    The darkness will be cleansed from this place..
    • crash (11/05/2013, 17:01) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      what is the darkness, please show me how dark harms you, mr/miss dark skin origin
  • afraid (10/05/2013, 15:18) Like (1) Dislike (12) Reply
    nobody is going to talk anything anymore, not when something like this going happen to them
  • live (10/05/2013, 17:57) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    RIP trouble
  • LIBRARIAN (10/05/2013, 20:25) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    Now that this happened. There was a comment in the blog when Edwards and Baptiste were convicted or Sentenced about this same incident coming. Police look there and read. These people are tied to Edwards and Baptiste. Look at the comments in the Blogs. A Clue.
  • SHAKE THE BOTTLE (10/05/2013, 21:06) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    BEFORE THIS YOUNG MAN IS BURIED THOSE PERSONS RESPONSIBLE FOR HIS MURDER WILL BE ARRESTED MARK MY WORD .YOU WILL NOT SLEEP ,YOU WILL BE TORMENTED, YOU WIL HAVE NIGHT MARES YOU WILL WALK THE STREETS OF LONG LOOK LIKE A LOST SOLE MARK MY WORDS, BOTTLE SHAKING.,
    • 47 (11/05/2013, 14:03) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
      not likely this seemed to be the work of a professional group, i doubt anyone will be brave enough to step forward to go against them
  • prayer (11/05/2013, 08:28) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    The emotion of losing a child can easily overtake anyone...I pray for his parents and children
  • bay (11/05/2013, 21:03) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    look how a photo of this child casue so much mug...RIP my yute
  • Wow!!!! (11/05/2013, 21:32) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    SO FAR SO GOOOOD STILL LIVING TODAY BUT YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT TOMORROW BRINGS IN THIS CRAZY WORLD. PEOPLE DRYING LIKE FILES EVERY DAY YOU READ ABOUT IT IN THE NEWS BUT YOU DON'T FELL OR UNDERSTAND IT UNTIL A MAN IN A LONG BLACK COAT OR A GUN IN ALL BLACK KNOCKS ON YOUR DOOR CAUSE YOUR THE NEXT VICTIM,I AM YOUNG AND THESE MURDERERS ARE TOTALLY OUT OF CONTROL. IT IS HARD TO SEE THE WHY PEOPLE TREAT OTHER PEOPLE. ITS ONLY A MATTER OF TIME UNTIL JUSTICE IS SERVED!
  • V.I Sure Thing Pt.2 (12/05/2013, 11:43) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
    even doe the gun man shooting....goverment robbing we blind.....i still gah faith in the V.I
  • qq (12/05/2013, 16:02) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    My condolences to the family.
    What a gift for Mother's Day.
    • church (12/05/2013, 19:05) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      well god will keep his mom strong she is a beliver in the blood of Jesus
  • lollollol (12/05/2013, 23:15) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    cell phone alone dem man got tv an radio ac an fan who paying for it, we if u want save money take de radio an tv da bull me son it should be controlled
  • BVI BVI (13/05/2013, 02:35) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    We've got to bring JUSTICE to Melbourne's fam. Real talk.
  • realization (13/05/2013, 06:46) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    BEFORE any arrest for any murder or attempted murder they was trying to kill this guy, so for y'all to say he was killed because of who he snitched on is just plain stupidity on y'all part and it clear that y'all can only see as far as y'all nose bridge
  • to: police (13/05/2013, 09:57) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    You are holding up the rest of our lives with this ignorance...not the photo catch the killer
  • better days must come. (13/05/2013, 12:23) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    There have been bad days in black communitites where people were killing us for being who we are, but i think these are our blackest days because we are now killing ourselves. If this continues we will become extinct. People complain that whites are taking over our communities, they might as well because we no longer want them. Stop blaming the police for the problems we have, we know how to fix them because we are casuing them. My heart goes out to this boy's mother. Feel good to know that his last days were spent like a hero, he did what none of us have the guts to do...SPEAK UP...grown men couldn't do what he has done. He died for truth. And our community hides the people that did this to him, and sadly will continue to do this to others. Our fore fathers faced the rope, fires, whips, blades, rocks and bullets and yet we are too coward to the same for the next generations of us even though we now reap the sweet. Don't just pray for the family SPEAK UP...write a letter anonymously or something. We are drowning, is no one amongst us that can swim?!!!!
  • my friend (13/05/2013, 15:40) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    My friend is gone and there is no way we could bring him back I want his family to know many will talk bad many will talk good but the truth is how you remembered him for youselves I will miss him
  • p escobar (14/05/2013, 00:40) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    hustle or die
  • king j (15/05/2013, 15:12) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    we don't need no guns around here


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