Readers have reacted on The Gleaner's website to yesterday's lead story about the brother of the Trelawny man who killed his two children. The brother, during Kenville Mullings' funeral on Sunday, fired several bullets into the air and into the coffin before being taken into custody by police. Here's what readers thought of the disturbing incident.
He should be in jail for a long time … . This Texas-cowboy show in Jamaica must stop. No grief should have led him to this. The law must make an example out of him and all other gun-trotting vigilantes.
He needs to be psychoanalysed. He is clearly feeling the pain of losing his brother and his siblings. I feel his pain and anger towards his brother.
I don't condone this necessarily, but I understand his heightened emotional state that may have led him to fire shots into the coffin. He lost a brother, a niece, and a nephew. What his brother did was quite devastating. My heart goes out to the family.
- Kim Queen-Majesty
He probably loved those kids, and this was his way of venting it. It was wrong, but he had just lost loved ones and needed some counselling. Bet you that is pretty scarce regarding this whole tragic event!
Maybe the law could get this guy some (help) now. What he did was crazy. Not to excuse it. It could have gone much worse, but right now this guy needs some love and understanding in dealing with the loss!
- Capt Jim McIntyre
Emotions can cloud reasoning sometimes. His brother and nieces are dead, so sound reasoning says, "No need to kill a dead man!" Leave the rest to the Good Lord on Judgement Day !
- Tyrone Osborne