Widow of slain tradesman vows justice

Vickie Joseph, wife of murder victim Ricky Morris, 54, who was shot dead in Penal on Sunday, vowed that her husband would receive justice.

Morris was shot dead in a car while returning from visiting his son. Two other relatives were in the car at the time of the shooting but were unharmed.

Speaking with Newsday at the Forensic Science Centre, St James on Tuesday, Joseph said she was still in grief and did not know why anyone would want to kill her husband.

She said one of the relatives who was with Morris when he was killed narrowly escaped death three years ago when he was attacked at his Penal home by gunmen.

"I'm in a mess. We were together 11 years and I'm not taking it good at all. I don't know what will happen when I go inside to identify his body.

"I'm not going to leave this like that. His killers have to be brought to justice, you can't just take an innocent life and walk away. If I have to move heaven and earth and go to the four corners of the earth to get my satisfaction I will do it."

Newsday also spoke to Morris' brother, Martin Morris, who lamented his death and called for answers as to why anyone would want him killed.

"It's hurting me to know that this happened to him (Morris). Both of his relatives were with him when it happened and no one could have saved him

"I can't really comprehend what happened in that little space of time where they couldn't save him."


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