ST. LUCIA has recorded the second homicide for the year….and it has been as gruesome as the first.
Police had not, up to press time yesterday, given details of the circumstances surrounding the death of one Marcus Nelson which took place near his home in Mon Repos, Laborie Tuesday evening but reports from the community say the man was badly slashed about his body and one hand was severed.
Residents also believe that his body was thrown out of a vehicle which sped through the community.
Police are still investigating the incident.
There was another wounding incident on Sunday, this time at Bocage where a farmer Johnny Inglis was viciously set upon and injured. According to reports, the man has no recollection of the incident despite several injuries mainly to his head which landed him at Victoria Hospital.
Meanwhile Police are yet to lay charges in the nation’s first homicide for the new year in which Joseph Herman, a 45 year old man of Capitol Hill, Castries was seriously injured on New Year’s Day. He died the following day.
Police were believed to be still holding a woman who they were questioning in relation to that incident which occurred on Jeremie Street.
Police reported that the post mortem on Herman’s body performed Monday concluded that he had died as a result of respiratory failure and hemorrhagic shock, secondary to multiple stab wounds to chest.
It is believed that the woman being held by police was also injured in the Jeremie Street fracas and sought treatment at Victoria Hospital while Herman lay in a ward injured following surgery.