Saturday, September 30, 2023

‘You Took Away My Kids’ World and I will Never Forgive You For That’: Wife Mourns Husband, Mother-in-law Killed

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A family was ripped apart at the hands of a man who was being electronically monitored when he killed a father and his mother on Friday in Kemp Road.

And the wife of the man killed is overwhelmed with grief as she envisioned life raising her sons without their father and grandmother.

The wife Shana McPhee described her husband Bertram as her heart. “I was your Bonnie and you were my Clyde.” She said despite the challenges the couple faced, Bertram “always had my heart.”

“The past two years were rocky, but nonetheless, you knew I loved you,” she said.

Bertram and his mother Bernadette Tynes died when police said Kevon Brown, 31, a man who was on bail for murder and being electronically monitored, shot the pair in the vicinity of their home Friday morning, after an argument.

Bertram McPhee and Bernadette Tynes are shown dancing at his wedding.

It is believed Bertram and Bernadette who both worked at Sandilands Rehabilitation Center, knew the assailant.

“My question is, ‘Why?’” Though Shana was separated from her husband, she said, “We were still basically family.”

They met in 2001 and later married in 2017.

Shana said Brown took away the two people her sons loved and cherished.

“I found letters both of them wrote to their dad telling him in spite of the situation, they loved him and they appreciate their bicycles he bought them. And, how they missed him and wanted him to come back home.

“They would never again hear that loud voice from their Grammy saying ‘Looka Grammy babies.’

“You took away my kids’ world and I will never forgive you for that.”

Bertram McPhee is seen with Shana and their two sons

Brown removed his ankle monitor after the killing and remains on the run. Police are appealing to the public to help locate him.

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