The Campden Park man who died of stab wounds on Tuesday is the fourth of his mother’s five children to die tragically.
“It’s really hard; it’s really hard and tough. I don’t even have the words to tell you how I feel,” Vanda John told iWitness News on Thursday of the death of her son, Gamar Robinson.
“I can’t even explain it. I just put everything in God’s hands. I can’t sleep, I am jumping out of my sleep, I’m scared, I can’t eat,” she said.
John told iWitness News that she found her 31-year-old son unresponsive in the patio of their home around 10 p.m. Tuesday.
He was lying there about an hour after she had last seen him at the shop she operates elsewhere in the village.
John said that she and her husband were on their way home when she saw someone lying in the porch.
She turned on the flashlight on her mobile phone, only to realise that the person was her son, who was lying on his back.
“I rushed to him and I gave him a hit on his face and called his name, and me ain’t getting no response,” the mother said.
She said that a neighbour responded to her cries and said that her son was still breathing.
Robinson was rushed to the Milton Cato Memorial where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
The mother said that there was blood on the steps to her house, suggesting that her son was stabbed elsewhere then attempted to make his way home after the attack.
She further said that there was a lot blood on his jersey and pants, suggesting that he had been standing when he was stabbed.
Police have ruled Robinson’s death the 7th homicide in St. Vincent and the Grenadines this year.
With Robinson’s death, John is left with one child – his twin brother, Omar Robinson.
John told iWitness News that Gamar had suffered a “breakdown” after his return from Canada in 2012.
He had lost one of his brothers tragically before they migrated to the North American nation, and a further two died while they were living in Canada.
On Aug. 30, 2004, tragedy struck John’s household with the murder of her son Glen Robinson, then 20.
Glen died after being shot some three times after an altercation, reportedly surrounding a love triangle.
Then, on May 1. 2008, John’s son, Leroy Robinson, 27, went missing at sea and is presumed dead.
And, on Sept. 30, 2011, John’s son, Kevin Robinson, aged 25, died of cancer.