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Dad step nearer to closure

BEA DOTTIN, [email protected]

Dad step nearer to closure

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Darnley Alleyne always wondered when someone would be charged with the death of his 14-year-old daughter Khalifa six years ago.
He is wondering no more.
Last Thursday, Ryan Antonio Oneal Bullen, 35, a well-digger of Christ Church, appeared in court charged with murdering Khalifa between April 14 and 20, 2007. He was remand and returns to court on December 12.
Alleyne, 77, of Lower Burney, St Michael, where Khalifa lived, told the MIDWEEK NATION yesterday he felt he was one step closer to getting closure on the tragedy.
“I am very happy that after six years them now find somebody. I was happy when the police came and told me that they got somebody and he was charged. But when them didn’t had nobody . . . I wasn’t so happy.”
Alleyne said he still missed his little girl. He keeps one photograph of Khalifa in his living room and two in his bedroom.
“I see her first thing when I wake up on mornings. Khalifa was a polite girl and used to go to church with my mother. She was doing well in school.
“If she wanted something she would come and ask me and if I could not get it for her right away, she would wait. Khalifa was my heart and I will always remember her,” said Alleyne. (AH)