A week after Omari Stephens rushed from one end of the Corporate Area to “rescue” his mother, Susan Bogle, in August Town, St Andrew, after he was told shots were being fired at her residence, he confesses he is now living in a zone between shock and denial.
Her only sister, Keisha Bogle Small, told the Observer that she has had sleepless nights since her sibling was killed.
In the meantime, Bogle Small said while the promise from Prime Minister Andrew Holness of a new structure to house her remaining relatives and financial support could not replace her only sister, her death has brought hope and light.
Yesterday, Holness, who paid a visit to the area in the company of Member of Parliament for St Andrew Eastern Fayval Williams, committed to giving a monthly stipend for a year to Stephens, who was the caregiver for his mother and her three relatives, in addition to erecting a proper home.
Stephens, who expressed doubt about the circumstances that led to his mother's death when asked by Holness, “So you are not of the view that it was a shoot-out or stray bullets?”