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Aug 5, 2013

Cop shot Buckley and victim happy not to beg anymore

Stephen Buckley

Buckley was thirty-seven years old when the shotgun blast penetrated his skull and the shrapnel embedded in places that surgery would not help. Doctor Joel Cervantes, the neurosurgeon in his report said that the injuries permanently injured the right brachial plexus. Since the shooting, Buckley has been unable to make a living and it has been hard for his family to survive and he has been reduced to begging on street corners. Buckley told the media that he was hoping for some reparations in the millions but he’s happy he will be able to support his family.

 

Jose Sanchez

“Approximately what is the range? Give me a range.”

 

Stephen Buckley, Shooting Victim

“Well I mi ask fi two million, but we can’t get that so I noh di trip right. That dah weh I mi di ask for, done.”

 

Reporter

“But at the same time though, you are satisfied that the matter is finally being settled?”

 

Stephen Buckley

“Yeah because mi boss had mi back right yah so, so I done know I straight now. We gwen fi di maximum now dig. So we noh have to worry weh wah happen.”

 

Reporter

“Mister Bradley, this compensation includes paying off all the hospital bills?”

 

Richard “Dickie” Bradley

Juanita Juarez

“Yes, I’m glad that was brought up. The natter of the hospital bill. I did wrote them and told them to please hold that matter when they were pressuring Mister Buckley to pay. And the K.H.M.H. official, Misses Sharon Smith, did contact me and respond to the letter I had sent to say that they would not do anything until they hear further. In any event, in a settlement, those who caused the injury to you are liable and responsible for paying all your medical and other bills that you incurred.”

 

Juanita Juarez, Wife of Stephen Buckley

“It was difficult, but I got support from my family and friends and that’s how I made it all this time.”

 

Reporter

“Tell us what is the feeling for the family knowing at the end of the week you will have a cheque in hand?”

 

Juanita Juarez

“It feels good. I’m feeling nervous as you can see, but it is good. I am feeling okay.”

 

Reporter

“Tell us about your kids. How was it for them?”

 

Juanita Juarez

“Horrible. I could say horrible because when they need their father to do things for them, he cannot and I have to look for another job to keep us going. And doing that I don’t have any time, he doesn’t have any time for the kids. It’s been very difficult for us.”

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