Today, Deputy Prime Minister Patrick Faber commented on Lascelle Martinez's murder. Faber is the political colleague of his father Peter Eden Martinez, and he says he also knew the 35 year old Lascelle - and knows he will be missed in Punta Gorda:
Hon. Patrick Faber, Minister of Education
"Well I do want to sympathize with my colleague. I believe he was stabbed and I, again, have not gotten all the details, but as a parent myself I can only imagine how my colleague feels. But my colleague aside, the young man who I know very well. Is a personal friend of mine as well, is a very talented musician. Every time I go to Punta Gorda Town, I see him in action. I see him as a very personable person, so I am convince that his death will be a loss to the Punta Gorda community and I can only send my sympathies and my best wishes to my colleague Eden and the rest of his family."
Lascelle Martinez was the father of several children.