Father of four shot dead by favorite niece used dying breaths to utter youngest son’s name

A beloved father and uncle who was allegedly killed by his ‘favorite’ niece used his dying breaths to utter his youngest son’s name, say devastated family members.

Clive Francis’ 11-year-old son, Kahari, found his father dying in an upstairs room of the family’s Hyde Park, Massachusetts home.

The father of four’s 36-year-old niece, Yvonne Lewis, described as Davis’ ‘favorite,’ was arrested on Saturday and charged with first degree murder.

Yvonne Lewis, 39, was arrested Saturday after allegedly shooting to death her uncle Clive Francis, 49 (pictured)

Francis, 49, died Saturday evening at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, hours after being shot in the head by his niece Yvonne Lewis, a troubled former Boston Police Department dispatcher who had fallen into drug abuse.

While Lewis evaded police for five hours after the shooting, they eventually tracked her down to a Peabody hotel and arrested her.

Relatives reportedly gasped when she was led into the courtroom on Monday, looking frail, with her head hanging and wearing a hospital gown.

West Roxbury District Court Judge Kathleen Coffey ordered Lewis held yesterday on a 20-day mental competency evaluation at Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital, after a court psychologist and her lawyer reported she was unresponsive, hearing voices and talking to herself, according to the Boston Herald.

A plea of not guilty was entered on her behalf.

According to family members who spoke with the Boston Globe, Lewis became angry on Saturday, broke a mirror and proceeded to start throwing glass around her parents’ home.

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