Relatives of slain men want independent post mortem
…relatives of slain men want independent post mortem
Ulrich Michael Cameron who was said to be in a critical condition with gunshot wounds to his chest is in better spirits as his condition has significantly improved. Cameron was shot on Wednesday evening during the protest action at the Wismar/Mackenzie Bridge.
Cameron’s wife, Donna Cameron, said yesterday, that her husband is now talking and is not experiencing as much pain as before. He however still remains in the Intensive Care Unit of the Linden Hospital Complex.
Mrs. Cameron said that to date no official from the Guyana Police Force has met with her to offer any explanation. In the meantime the woman says she will remain hopeful that her husband will pull through this ordeal. And the relatives of Ron Somerset, who was shot and killed, have said they are very concerned over the way his body was removed from the Wismar Hospital mortuary without them being informed.
The teen’s aunt, Leslyn Boyce, said that she was at home when persons who were protesting informed her that her nephew’s remains as well as those of the others who were slain were being air dashed to the city.
Boyce said that she and other relatives raced down to the scene trying to get some answers from the police ranks on the ground but were told nothing.
“These people ain’t even tell we where they carrying the body or when they will do the post mortem; nothing they ain’t tell we, and up to now no police ain’t visit the relatives to say a word.”
Boyce added that the relatives will not accept the results if they are not allowed to witness the post mortem.
“We have to be there or if not we will call for an independent post mortem. We want to see what the doctor is taking out from these bodies.”
To date relatives said that they were only visited by Nigel Hughes who assisted them with locating the bodies when they arrived in Georgetown. On Wednesday evening police opened tear gas, rubber pellets and live rounds on a ground of protestors at the Wismar/Mackenzie bridge as they vented their concern of the hike in electricity tariff.
Three persons, Ron Somerset, Ivan Lewis and Shemroy Bouyea were killed. Over two dozen persons were also injured.