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St Ann dispute leaves father of three dead

Monday, August 07, 2017



A dispute between a taxi operator and a motorcyclist last week in Brown's Town, St Ann, has left three children without a father.

Nicholas Fowler, also known as Pablo, was stabbed to death allegedly by Rojay Hagigal for allegedly 'bad driving' him.

Reports from the police are that on the evening of Wednesday, July 26, the motorcyclist accused Fowler, who plied the Brown's Town to Alexandria route, of 'bad driving' him. A dispute reportedly developed and a knife was used to stab Fowler several times. He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Hagigal has since been charged with murder.

Folwer's death has plunged his family into mourning. His spouse Rayness Wilson told the Jamaica Observer North & East that she does not know how the family will survive because Fowler was the main breadwinner.

She said Fowler, 34, was not only the breadwinner for their “little” family, but also that he shared a “great” relationship with his children.

“Him make them happy; him always there for them. Every time mi remember seh dem kill him mi have to cry, [although] I have to keep strong for the children,” Wilson shared.

The woman, who shared a nine-year relationship with the deceased, said he was “everything a woman would want in a man”, noting that he also cared for her eldest child as if he were his biological son.

“Him a everything. He is a good man, a good boyfriend; him a the best father. He was the best. Even if he does not have the money, he is always there for them,” Wilson told Observer North & East.

“Mi no know how mi alive right now. It is as if a part of me cut off. Sometimes it feel like mi no deh here, but I can't make mi children grow up without parents,” added a devastated Wilson who is “praying” for strength to be able to raise her children.

“Mi ask God fi keep mi fi them.”

Fowler was also remembered as a humble, quiet and jovial individual by his colleagues.

Many have also raised concerns that three young children — aged four, six and seven — will grow up without their father.

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