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A cry for justice

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They walked in the rain chanting: “Justice must be served, justice must be served.”

Close to 100 people attended a vigil for Ronald Knight Sunday night, who was the victim of a hit-and-run accident along Bibby’s Lane, St Michael, Sunday, March 11. He was detained in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital from then and passed away last Wednesday.

From Lears Sports Pavilion to the area where he was struck, they also sang when the Roll Is Called Up Yonder.

The strong bond Knight had with his community was evident as many shed tears while others shouted: “You will never be forgotten”.

Kerwin Webster, who made and erected a white cross where Knight was struck, said he was distraught by his close friend’s death, stressing that Knight, a father of six, was not a dog and someone should step forward and confess to what they did.

A member of the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God, who requested anonymity, said that before the 45-year-old died, she and other members of the congregation visited him in the hospital where they prayed for him and he accepted Jesus Christ as his Saviour.

Tenileya Spatt, Knight’s cousin, said the Exchange Hill, St Michael community suffered a great loss, adding that Knight would live on in his family’s and friends’ hearts.

Meanwhile, lead investigator in the case, Sergeant David Gooding, told the DAILY NATION on the sidelines of the vigil: “We are still investigating the accident and we are appealing to witnesses who have not come forward as yet, to do so as it would help us bring closure to the family.”

He asked that they contact the nearest police station. (SB)

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