Sunday, April 21, 2024

‘Screams and cries’


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ONE WEEK AFTER 12-year-old Shemar Weekes allegedly committed suicide, the community of Clinketts, St Lucy, is still seething over what they described as the “bad treatment” he constantly received at the hands of his mother, Julieann Weekes.

He was found hanging in a shed in the yard of his home at Checker Hall, less than a kilometre away from his previous Clinketts residence.

Almost in unison, residents yesterday recounted how also loud screams could be heard daily coming from the Weekes’ home as the boy was being chastised by his mother. They complained too of the constant shouting and cursing by the mother, sometimes from as early as sunrise, but confessed they never called the police or Child Care Board.

Please read the full story in today’s Weekend Nation, or in the eNATION edition.


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