“I feel better now. I am relieved because I saw a lot of things on the Internet that I really didn’t like,” was the reaction from Shemar’s sister Keandra Weekes to news of today’s post mortem result.
The 18-year-old, who is still very distraught over her brother’s death, said she was happy the autopsy was over and that all the speculation surrounding his death could finally be put to rest.
Speaking to Barbados TODAY from her New York residence, Keandra said the family could now proceed with plans for her brother’s funeral, which she intends to attend.
However, she could not give an exact date for his burial.
When contacted, Shemar’s mother Julianne Weekes declined to comment on either the autopsy or her son’s upcoming funeral.
However, during a vigil held outside their home at the weekend the mother of the deceased 12-year-old boy broke down publicly for the first time since his tragic death on May 14 and had to be helped back into her home.
Before a gathering, which numbered about 70, and included close friends and relatives of the late Coleridge & Parry student who was found hanging in the backyard of home just over two weeks ago, loud sobs could be heard, drowning out the words of popular hymns, such as There’s a Friend For Little Children, Jesus Love the Little Children and When We All Get To Heaven — all carefully chosen for the 6 p.m. event held on Saturday in memory of the beloved young man, who residents contend has gone much too soon.
Shawna Husbands recited a moving poem entitled, To You From Yours, which read in part:
Don’t question, don’t fret/ Shed your tears, it’s okay, that’s your choice/Pain isn’t easy but deliverance is best/God knows, God watches, God answers/
Try not to blame/Try not to hate/Forgive/Try to forget/Remember the good, don’t dwell on the bad/God didn’t fail, God heard, God answered/.