On the thirteenth of November, a horrible event took place that has affectively sent ripples throughout our family and community. Roger Corbett was a son, brother, father, uncle and a cousin who was taken from us far too soon, and in such a brutal manner.
On November 14th when we received the news of his murder, we were informed that an altercation had occurred on the evening of the incident, hours after Roger Corbett and his close friend arrived in Chicxulub, Mexico; Allegedly Brian Slater selfishly made the choice to take my dad, Roger Corbett from us. We still don’t know why this happened and possibly never will.
Roger Corbett (Left) Brian Slater (Right)
Official documentation from international affairs suggests that Brian Slater, with military knowledge and without hesitation, aggressively attacked Roger Corbett targeting two vital organs with the same knife that Brian had used to cut limes for the margarita’s they had been drinking.
Defenseless and leaning on a wall, my dad had nowhere to go, and succumbed quickly to Brian’s savage attack. In less than a minute my father took his last breath and slowly closed his eyes for the last time in the arms of his friend, the primary witness. Our family’s lives have been forever changed as a result of Brian Slater’s alleged hostile and irreversible decision.
There was more than one reason for my dad’s trip to Mexico. First and foremost, he wanted to take a break from his solely owned painting company, Corbett’s Painting Ltd., and enjoy the sun and beaches. Something he never got to do. The other reason Roger had been invited to Mexico by Brian was to assist him financially and invest in his late father’s home, providing a vacation destination for Roger's family, friends and employees. My Dad was always willing to help people in any way he could.
24hr Police Surveillance of the crime scene since November 13th 2016
My dad was a man of character, conviction and faith. It is obvious that this horrific crime allegedly executed by Brian Slater has changed our lives forever, and this ripple effect of grief has become a tidal wave when you consider all those affected by his murder.
My intention for creating a fundraiser for my late father is for the purpose of having a financial foundation for any and all costs attached to an international murder case. Our Canadian government offers some financial support, but it is limited covering only basic costs pertaining to death and primary victim support. I foresee the total costs of this murder far exceeding what is currently provided.
My fundraiser goal of $40,000CAN will be distributed as follows:
-$10,000 for lawyer fee's in Canada as my father was a company owner, with no will found to date and because of this the lawyer fee's may go higher than anticipated when this international murder trial comes to an end.
-$30,000 for maintaining the property and mortgage of the house which my father built with his own hands.My Dad had to re-mortgage two years ago due to unforseen personal circumstances which resulted in very little equity being left in the property. This is his legacy to which my brothers and I would like to stay within our family.
-Any additional funds raised will be used in support of future pursuits of my three younger brothers.
I want to secure a strong financial future for my three younger brothers, so any additional funding raised that is not used to support the immediate situations will be placed into trust funds for my three brothers who are all under the age of 16. Their future has yet to begin and without our father, who was our financial and moral support, I wish to create a foundation for their future educational pursuits.
This fundraiser is intended to last until the end of this tragic murder trial. My father waits in Mexico to be laid to rest where he belongs, at home in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
The unmarked grave site in Mexico for my father until his murder trial concludes with a jail sentence for the accused. The Corbett family has no closure at this current point. We will bring you home soon, Dad!
Christmas 2016 - Our first Christmas without our father, Roger Corbett
Thank you for your time, consideration, and contribution,
Eldest Son of the late Roger Corbett
Raise awareness through the use of the hashtag #JusticeForRoger
For any PayPal contributions please use my email address [email redacted] and I will direct it back to this campaign ♡
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