Murray’s Village man assisting police with investigations into brother’s death
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September 21, 2007

Murray’s Village man assisting police with investigations into brother’s death


When he was drunk, Leslie Michael Phillips would give anyone, including his own relatives, a sound cussing, but they swear that he never got violent, and didn’t deserve to die the way he did.{{more}}

Phillips died after he was hit in his head with a piece of wood, following an argument with his brother, Kenneth Phillips, last Saturday, September 15, at around 7:15 p.m., at Murray’s Village.

Kenneth was at press time assisting police with their investigation.

Corvenia Culzac (left) and Kelvin DeRoache are sadenned by the death of their uncle Leslie Michael Phillips.

“He didn’t deserve to die so,” said Judith Lee, one of Leslie’s sisters, as she tried desperately to console wailing nieces and other relatives, while she spoke to SEARCHLIGHT, shortly after the incident.

“When he drunk he used to behave bad, but he wasn’t violent. Just last week he cuss me stink, but that was him, everybody up here know that,” Lee told SEARCHLIGHT.

“There isn’t anybody in this area that he did not cuss, and sometimes people will beat him up,” said niece Corvenia Culzac earlier this week, as she tried to come to grips with what took place the Saturday before.

Angella Phillips, sister of both Kenneth and the deseased Leslie Michael Phillips getting her hair braided.

Meanwhile, another sister, Angella Phillips, who said she was like a mother to both brothers, says that she is sorry and broken hearted.

It is not the first time she has had to deal with such sadness. About 20 years ago, she lost another brother, who died a few days after a stabbing incident which involved Kenneth.