Tuesday 23 July, 2019

T&T - Outrage as video shows boy, 12, crying over mom’s body

A harrowing video showing a 12-year-old schoolboy lying on the ground next to his mother’s bloodied body has sparked outrage on social media.

What was supposed to be a day of celebration for the child, turned into a tragedy as his mother was executed after attending his graduation ceremony.

The heart-wrenching video was uploaded to Facebook shortly after the woman was gunned down along Santa Barbara Boulevard, Santa Cruz, Trinidad yesterday, Tuesday, June 18.

In the 30-second video, which has been shared hundreds of times on Facebook, the child is heard screaming and crying in agony as he holds on to his mother’s body on the ground.

Social media users condemned the brutal killing of the mother of three, with many questioning why the video was recorded and uploaded to Facebook.

Reports say the 36-year-old woman of San Juan was standing the roadway when a white station wagon pulled alongside her and armed men emerged with what appeared to be rifles.

The gunmen reportedly opened fire on the woman, before fleeing the scene.

The victim, who was a state witness, died at the scene.

An autopsy is expected to be conducted on Friday.

 

Editor's Note* - Originally this story was tagged as California-based instead of Trinidad and Tobago.

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