Anse Ger man’s cause of death revealed

By SNO Staff

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Lance Camille

(SNO) — The port-mortem on the body of homicide victim 33-year-old Lance ‘Pestro’ Camille of Anse Ger, Desruisseaux in Micoud, has been completed.

According to the results, provided by a law enforcement official, Camille’s death was caused by cardiac tamponade with right Hemothorax due to stab wound to the chest.

Cardiac tamponade, according to Medscape, is “a clinical syndrome caused by the accumulation of fluid in the pericardial space [of the heart], resulting in reduced ventricular filling and subsequent hemodynamic compromise. The condition is a medical emergency, the complications of which include pulmonary edema, shock, and death.”

According to Wikipedia, a “hemothorax — derived from hemo (blood) and thorax (chest) — is an accumulation of blood within the pleural cavity. The symptoms of a hemothorax include chest pain and difficulty breathing, while the clinical signs include reduced breath sounds on the affected side and a rapid heart rate”.

Janice Smith, 34, of Anse Ger, Desruisseaux, was last Saturday charged with murder in connection with Camille’s death. She is scheduled to appear in a Vieux Fort court this Wednesday, April 24.

Janice Smith

It is alleged that Camille was stabbed during an altercation at a karaoke event, around 2:30 a.m., on Wednesday, April 17, 2019.

It is not clear if the deceased and the accused had a relationship and what led to the stabbing.


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  1. This is very sad I know this girl. God help us all RIP young man.

    • Have known this young fella from the community and the accuser. In a case where someone has to defend themselves where the other person ends up injured or in that case...dead, I don't see why the other person has to suffer through the legal system! Had something similar happen to a relative and he had to defend himself by stabbing and killing the other person. The police did their investigation and he was let go knowing that the other person was at fault.

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