The only thing left for the grieving family of Roxanne Mack is to forgive her male relative for killing her.
This was the statement made by Mack’s sister, who did not disclose her name to the Guardian Media on Monday
She, along with other relatives were at the Forensic Science Centre in St James awaiting the autopsy results.
Mack, who was four months pregnant, was hacked repeatedly about the body by the male relative, who then turned on Mack’s aunt Rhoda, 63, also stabbing her.
However, Rhoda managed to survive the attack.
According to information gathered by Guardian Media who visited the home on Sunday—at about 11.30 pm Mack, 36, was in her bedroom when she was reportedly confronted by the teen relative.
Police said the two could have been heard arguing.
The quarrel escalated, it is then police believe that Mack was hacked about the body.
Rhoda, who lived with her, attempted to intervene but was also dealt with several stabs as well.
Nearby relatives and neighbours heard screams emanating from the home.
It was then they saw the elderly woman exiting the house drenched in blood, alerting them to the horror which took place inside.
Rhoda was taken to a nearby neighbour for assistance.
Guardian Media was told that residents rushed inside the house to find the 19-year-old suspect removing bloodied surgical gloves.
They then carried out a citizens’ arrest and detained the relative until the police and ambulance arrived an estimated hour and fifteen minutes later.
Mack’s relatives yesterday said they were all “trying to hold it together and stay strong.”
Mack’s sister said: “There’s nothing else we can do but forgive him because we already lost our sister. We have to pray and keep hope.”
Relatives said the teenager is an intelligent individual who has his subject passes including distinctions. He graduated from Hillview College.
Meanwhile, founder of the Glimmer of Hope Foundation, Zahir Ali, who spoke to the Guardian Media said his heart goes out to the teen suspect.
“He went to school with my son and I used to help him out with transport. He is a wonderful person,” Ali said.
Ali, in a Facebook post, claimed that the teen suspect lived a life of poverty and “always seemed sad and determined. I know it’s a bad act he committed...but not everyone can deal with depression, frustration and hurt, especially when there is no one to talk too.” (RHONDOR-DOWLAT ROSTANT)