‘A him have mi heart’ - Woman mourns brother killed by gunmen
Last Saturday when Kimone Garrison handed her brother Tovoy Smith a beverage which he had asked for, she had no idea it would be the last thing she gave him.
Smith, 23, and his girlfriend Nichola 'Trudy' Pink, 27, were murdered by gunmen early Sunday morning. Reports are that some time after 2 a.m., gunmen entered their Chestnut Lane home, and pumped multiple bullets into their bodies.
Another man, Godwin Morris, who was inside his house in the same yard, heard the explosions and went outside. He was pounced upon by the men and was later found lying in a pool of blood with a gunshot wound to the back of the head.
Garrison, who said that she has not slept since hearing the news, said that of her five brothers, Smith was her favourite, as he always sought to protect her and other family members and kept them laughing frequently with his humorous personality. Relatives said Smith, who had been in St Ann, returned to Kingston to attend a friend's funeral.
"Him call mi Friday and seh, 'Sister, you nuh love mi, enuh'. Him seh 'come look fi mi nuh' and mi seh mi soon forward, but mi never end up go. Saturday him call mi and say him a beg mi something fi drink. Suh mi tell him seh after mi throw mi hand inna di round robin, mi mek him get two Magnum," she said. "When mi go pay di money now, mi tek one Magnum and mi carry it go gi him in a di day part. Mi never know dat was di last time mi woulda see mi bredda."
She recalled teasing him
She recalled teasing him about the unkempt state of his hair, and even promised to buy him some ointment to treat liver spots.
"Mi did a gimmicks him and a seh you need fi trim man or mek him woman do him hair or something. Mi miss mi bredda dearly. A him have mi heart," she said. "A him a mi favourite out of everybody. Mi cry when mi deh by myself but when mi deh round people mi try fi show a tough side. All now mi nuh sleep and all now mi nuh eat. Trudy now, she always have your back, no matter what. Mi ago miss di two a dem and mi can't believe seh dem really gone." Smith's mother, Charmaine Thompson, said her heart was full.
"Mi nuh get fi cry all now, suh mi tell mi family seh mi just want fi walk up and dung, because mi have di pain in a mi chest from him dead, suh mi just waaa walk fi ease di pain out a mi chest. Fi tell you di truth, mi did a expect it, but mi never expect seh dem woulda do har suh," she said.