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January 10, 2014
Hector family wants justice

Family members of the late Rudolph Hector are encouraging whoever may have been responsible for the death of their relative to come forward.{{more}}

Stanley Hector, brother of the deceased man, told SEARCHLIGHT that, based on the results of the post mortem, he suspects that his brother may have been the victim of a hit and run.

The body of the 52-year-old mechanic was discovered on Monday morning, just outside the popular night club “Huffles” in the Brighton area.

Stanley said when he was called to the scene to identify the corpse, he found his brother’s body lying face down.

He said looking at the body, he observed that his brother had sustained many injuries to the chest, which was confirmed by the results of the post mortem.

“It has to be a vehicle, it can’t be somebody beat him up – his chest plate mash up and all that – it has to be a vehicle walk over him,” Stanley said.

The grieving brother said that it was customary for Rudolph to get up early and go walking.

“He does drink he rum, but he does get up early and walk and ting,” he said.

The man said that his brother would often be up as early as 4 a.m.

He added that the man for whom the deceased man worked would give him something to eat in the morning.

Stanley explained that his brother would go for a walk, then return to have his breakfast.

“And that was where the vehicle probably met him,” he said.

The man said that he and his brother were very close, but it had been a year since he had last seen him alive.

“The last time I see him is when he dead and we want due justice,” Stanley told SEARCHLIGHT.

“You can’t just go knock down people like dog,” he continued.

Sister Cecelia Hector also expressed similar sentiments.

“I want for them to understand that human life is not to go down like that,” she said.

According to Cecelia, the news of her brother’s death came as a shock to her and the rest of the family.

“Is when I went to work and then returned, my elder brother asked me if I heard about the death of Rudolph; so I told him no,” Cecelia said.

She said that her brother said that he was told that a body was discovered and that they wanted someone to come down and identify it.

“And when he go, he saw that it was him,” she said.

She said that the news was surprising, because she never expected her brother to die in such a manner. Cecelia maintained that her brother was a good guy; she further stated that she was not aware of anyone who may have had any bad blood with Rudolph – bad enough to want him dead.

She said that she last saw him about three weeks ago.

“That was the last time I saw him,” she said.

Dad Lawson David also defended his son saying that the first of his five children was a good man. David said that he did not see his son very often, since he (Rudolph) had left the family home in Fountain and was now residing in Diamond.

Arrangements are being put in place for Rudolph to be buried tomorrow.(DD)