Negative portrayal of Brian Williams
The family of the late Brian Williams of Race Course are hitting out against what they claim to be the media portraying him in a negative light.
The are referencing a news article on Falmouth News entitled: Falmouth man stabbed to death on Lower Parade Street: woman taken into custody. Information for this article was sourced from the Loop News article entitled: “Woman held in connection with fatal stabbing of man in Falmouth.”
Their major grouse was this line: “At the time of his death, Williams was said to have been on bail on a gun-related charge.” They say this in itself along with the featured image seems to imply that he was a bad man and that may have something to do with his death.
Circumstances that led to gun charges
Speaking to Falmouth News, his aunt went explained the circumstances that led to his legal problems.
On February 12, 2018, Falmouth News ran an article entitled: “Falmouth raid uncovers illegal firearm – Falmouth man and 5 from St James arrested.” Brian Williams was the person arrested.
Brian’s aunt said:
Do you know that out of fear he owned the gun that was in my mothers house which was over taken by men and women from Montego Bay while she was away in Florida?
She went on to explain:
He was arrested as my mother (his grandmother) found out about men who escaped the curfew in Montego Bay and had taken over her home, She called the police and when they came they found 2 men and three women in her home. Brian was not there. They found a gun in her home which they later made Brian own.
Out of fear for his grandmother and himself he owned it.
He was a lot of things but not a gun man or a murder or a thief.
Released on Probation
She says what stood out as proof that he was no gunman was the fact that he was released in court on March 22, 2018. The basis of his release was a probation report.
“Based on every report in the community he was given probation and a fine which I paid on March 22nd. All reports of him in the community were positive.”
Loved by family
The grieving aunt concluded by saying: “He was my nephew and he was so loved by his family. He was not a forgotten or uncared for.”
Brian was killed in Falmouth last Saturday afternoon. A woman was arrested in connection with his stabbing.
Falmouth News offers its condolences to the family in this their time of grief. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by any errors in our report.