Justice for the late Roger Corbett
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and I will direct it back to this campaign ♡
First and foremost, may I humbly acknowledge each person who has contributed, shared and reached out in tireless waves. I thank you, for your support and communication in walking this journey with myself and my family.
It is great to see that within such a short period of time a huge amount of contributions has been raised by 80 people! & the initial post made has received over 500 shares on facebook alone. It is so amazing and inspiring to see what we can do together ♡
We are about 10% into the fundraising goal and this covers the initial wave of legal fee's! Thank you, thank you, thank you...let's keep this momentum going!
As we continue to experience each wave I intend to update the public as needed. We are in a state of limbo currently as we wait on more news in Mexico as well as waiting for legal matters to roll into the next process back home in Canada.
With all of this said, here is the most recent news segment in support of raising awareness to my Dad's murder. Thank you Global News BC for taking the time to support my family. May justice be served!
With love and gratitude,
I am feeling energetically vulnerable today. All day I have been unable to shake the desire to hear my Dad's voice; to talk, laugh and banter about universal truth. We didn't call often, but that's because when we did it would be a spontaneous 2hr phone call. Today's phone call is a desire I will never be able to recieve and it breaks my heart.
I could use your support, love and encouragement in all forms in this moment: pictures, quotes, words of wisdom. Help me raise my emotional vibration so that I can keep pursuing justice and truth for my Dad and for my family. I am a 24 year old man who has to resolve a 49 year old's life. Lord, please help me remain balanced through this uncertain journey.
H'Oponopono: is an ancient Hawaiian practice of reconciliation and forgiveness.
"I'm sorry, Please forgive me,
Thank you, I love you".
Today, I honour all that I am, all that I have been, and all that I am yet to become.
Today, I see what we need to do, as a world, as a whole. To collectively rise above the turmoil, accepting trauma as a catalyst for accelerated ascension. Rise with me and I rise with you, it's a divine mirror to reflect upon.
Today, I love you.
Today, I love me.
Today, we are thee.
A warrior who has found his wings.
We have reached the $2,000 mark so quickly! YOU ARE AMAZING!
Thank you to everyone for your contributions, communication, questions, and support. I cannot imagine walking this path without the support that has been present since day one. Family is family, we rise together!
I am amazed at the opportunities that are possible when we surrender into the power of communication. This campaign has been a process of unraveling the most vulnerable places within the heart, getting to know and understand the importance of reaching out for immediate support, with an end intention in mind.
Please, continue clear communication with this. It is the only was that true action can be created.
You are all an integral part of this process.
Thank you, from my heart to yours ♡
Your commitment to your Dad and to setting things as rightly as you can after such a loss is inspiring. It's clear you are a very strong young person. If I had any advice or words of encouragement, it would be to go gently, and to reach out and accept help and support from your community. There is grief counseling available through Hospice that is there when you are ready. Sending prayers for you and your family. ❤
Here is a poem/prayer that I go to when I feel like that. Much love to you and many hugs. With every breath I take today, I vow to be awake; And every step I take, I vow to take with a grateful heart-- So I may see with eyes of love into the hearts of all I meet, To ease their burden when I can And touch them with a smile of peace. _/_