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Mom: God will deal with killer/s

Published: 
Friday, March 17, 2017
A neighbour of murdered WPC Nyasha Joseph, who gave her name only as Patsy during an interview, yesterday. PHOTO: ABRAHAM DIAZ

The mother of WPC Nyasha “Ny Ny” Joseph initially wanted to kill the person/s she thought responsible for her child’s death. Yesterday, however, she was more forgiving.

Speaking with Guardian Media yesterday Paula Guy said: “I had a lot of hate, it was people I considered, people close to me.

“You can’t be blessed if you have people in your heart. I forgive him because I know what coming for him. God will deal with him or whoever. I wanted to kill him, break he neck, shoot him, all kinda thing I wanted to do, but as the days go by and I find my child body I kinda let it go. I kinda surprise myself too.”

Guy, who was calm throughout the 17-minute long conversation, recalled speaking to her daughter about an explosive relationship she had with a man. She said she and her other two daughters constantly spoke to Joseph about it and eventually convinced her to leave the situation.

Guy added that Joseph was last of her three daughters and was her “heart”, noting she felt she had to give Joseph more than her other two daughters because her father died when she was just seven. Joseph, Guy said, was not spoilt, but as a mother she insisted her child had to get the best, a trait Joseph maintained into adulthood.

Also speaking with the media yesterday, neighbours of Joseph said she was one who would speak her mind and say what she believed.

One woman identified only as ‘Patsy’ said from her years of knowing her, she had always been polite and respectful and her disappearance and subsequent confirmation of her death was a shocking blow to her.

Patsy’s daughter, Marcia Williams, said Joseph always showed she wanted to be someone with authority and when she enlisted to be a police officer and succeeded, the community of Marie Road, Morvant, where Joseph grew up, was happy for her. Like her mother, Williams advised people to choose carefully in selecting a mate.

“Everyone would have their opinion, doesn’t mean it is the truth. I would say the same thing mama said, choose your partner wisely. It have people who may seem nice on the outside, but on the inside, hmmm, so dig deep, especially before you make that step to get involved,” Williams said.

Joseph’s daughter, who turned four on Monday, is still unaware her mother is dead.

Yesterday, Guy said the child remains surrounded by other children and is engaged in a lot of fun activities to distract her from asking about her mother. She said the child will be told before the funeral, which is carded for late next week to facilitate relatives from abroad.

National Security Minister Edmund Dillon yesterday telephoned the family and expressed his condolences and said he hoped to meet them today.

An autopsy done on Joseph at the Forensic Science Centre, St James, was inconclusive yesterday due to its state of decomposition. There were marks of violence on her face and neck, blood and tissue samples were taken in the hope that further testing will reveal a conclusive cause of death.