Friday, 05 May 2023 17:19

Ricky Trooper gets compassionate visa for daughter’s funeral

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Selector Ricky Trooper was granted a compassionate visa to attend the funeral of his daughter, Brianna Destiny McKoy on Friday in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

The funeral service was held at the Grace Cathedral of Peace. The interment was held at Lawncroft Cemetery in Fairfield, Connecticut.

"Stay far and look...stay far and look," a distraught Ricky Trooper posted online as family members gathered at the graveside.

"Funeral with my family. Nothing can't stop me or get me down. One downfall, another victory. Blessings endlessly," he wrote while sharing a video of himself seated beside family members while inside the Grace Cathedral of Peace church.

Trooper had qualified for the visa under humanitarian and compassionate (H&C) grounds. Compassionate reasons is defined as the critical illness or death of a parent, child, wife, husband, sister, brother, grandparent or parent-in-law.

In 2010, Trooper was one of five prominent members of the local entertainment industry who lost their US visas. The others were Bounty Killer, Mavado, Beenie Man, and Aidonia.

In the meantime, Derrick Francis, the main suspect in the murder of McKoy, has been arrested.

The 23-year-old mother was found unresponsive on April 6 around 11:20 am inside her condominium in Bridgeport.

An infant was found unharmed inside the home following the shooting.