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Brother’s killing came as no surprise to family

Brother’s killing came  as no surprise to family

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The family and friends of Verrol Carden Williams say that although they are not surprised at the manner in which the 56-year-old man met his death, they had been praying that he would pull himself together.{{more}}

Williams was shot once in the chest in a brief shootout with police on Monday evening, after he assaulted a foreigner in the Villa area, as she was entering her residence.

Williams, who is said to have returned to St. Vincent and the Grenadines less than three weeks ago following a prison sentence in St. Maarten, was last seen by his brother Lindo and sister Cascita on Friday, November 21, in Langley Park, Georgetown, where they discussed family matters, before Verrol left and had arranged to meet them on Monday.

That meeting never materialized.

The news of his death came as no surprise to Lindo, who spoke to SEARCHLIGHT in the Langley Park area where the deceased once resided.

“I feel ah way for him, but he was a hard headed guy,” the younger Williams said.

“He was always getting into trouble for things like that.”

Lindo explained that after his brother’s return to St. Vincent, family members had spoken to him, encouraging him to change his life.

Verrol, who was father of about six children, was once married to a minister of the gospel in the United States, and had been in and out of trouble on a regular basis. It is believed that his incarceration in St. Maarten was possibly related to robbery or assault.

One longtime friend of the deceased who wished to remain anonymous said that he was a known trouble maker who kept few friends and was always secretive.

“Nobody knew his moves. Persons wouldn’t really know his whereabouts, where he went etc. He would just show up and disappear. That was his life.”

The old acquaintance described Williams as a smooth talker who was well spoken and could be very persuasive at times.

Verrol’s sister Cascita, who received the news that her brother had been killed from another sister residing in Barbados, said that although it was saddening, it was expected.

She said that Williams, the third of ten siblings, was always getting into trouble and it was just a matter of time before his deeds caught up with him.

Williams was described as heavyset, and about six feet, ten inches tall.

“He looked good for his age. You would never believe he was that old.”

“We were all hoping that he would change his life, but I guess it was never meant to be.”

So far, funeral arrangements have not been made as police investigations are still ongoing.