Friday, February 23, 2018

They were miserable

Mom mourns 2 more murdered sons:


LEFT:KIILED: Marvin Mack RIGHT:KILLED: Jomo Williams

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A LAVENTILLE mother will be laying two more of her sons to rest following their shooting deaths on Thursday night, which occurred three years after another one of her sons was murdered in 2009.

Margaret Mack-Williams was at the Forensic Science Centre in Federation Park yesterday morning with her daughter-in-law, Asha, to witness the post-mortem examination of the bodies of Marvin Mack, 28, and his half-brother, Jomo Williams, 20.

Marvin Mack, who had no children, lived in the Beverly Hills, John John area.

Williams was the father of two boys and lived with his wife (Asha) at Picton Road, Laventille.

Around 6.30 p.m. on Thursday, the two men were liming with some friends at Trou Macaque Road, Laventille, when a gunman walked up to them and shot them several times about their bodies. Both men died at the scene while their friends fled.

Mack-Williams told reporters she was going to be honest about her sons, whom she described as "miserable".

"They got caught up with the wrong crowd and I am not going to be like some mothers and say they children were good," said Mack-Williams.

"I mean, they were good to me, but they really got caught up with the wrong set of people."

Mack-Williams said she was told by Marvin Mack's girlfriend that he was at home around 6 p.m. when he got a call and began getting dressed. She asked him where he was going and he told her he was going to lime and someone would be picking him up.

That was the last time Mack's girlfriend saw him alive.

Asha did not want to speak about the last moments she saw Williams.

As Mack-Williams spoke about the latest murders, she mentioned that another one of her sons, Marcus Mack, aged 22, was gunned down following the WASA Carnival fete in February 2009. She said that she has four more sons, the youngest aged 11.

"The only thing I can do is to keep talking to them because I don't want this to happen again at all. It is not a nice feeling but I am not going to give up on my other sons at all. No way," she said.

Officers of the Port of Spain Division, Besson Street CID and Homicide Bureau visited the scene and are continuing investigations.

The murders of Mack and Williams come on the heels of the Tuesday morning murder of Stephon "Social" Morris, who was killed after visiting his girlfriend at Kerr Road, Eastern Quarry, Laventille.

Morris' murder was the first in almost a month in the Laventille area, which prompted National Security Minister Jack Warner to describe it as a People's National Movement (PNM) murder and, to attempt to order the police to suppress the country's crime statistics.