UPDATE: Babonneau man charged in fatal stabbing to make court appearance today

UPDATE: Babonneau man charged in fatal stabbing to make court appearance today

stabbing3Police have arrested and charged a man in connection with the death of a Surinamese national.

Darien Preville of Babonneau was charged on Wednesday, Dec. 23 for the stabbing death of 30-year-old Cedrick Gourie, who was originally from Suriname but resided on Darling Road, Castries.

On Saturday, December 19, 2015, about 7:57 p.m.,police responded to a report of a stabbing which occurred on Jn.Baptiste Street, Castries.

Gourie was discovered in a supine position (lying face up) with what appeared to be a single stab wound to the left side of his chest.

He was transported to the Victoria Hospital where he was pronounced dead by a medical doctor.

A police press release issued on December 28 stated that a post-mortem conducted on the body of Gourie revealed that he died as a result of Cardiac Tamponade (pressure on the heart which occurs when blood or fluid builds up in the space between the heart muscle and the outer covering sac of the heart), secondary to stab wound to the chest.

Preville is scheduled to make an appearance before the First District Court today, Monday, December 28, 2015.

This is the twenty-seventh homicide for the year 2015.


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  1. to alll those who said happy he is behind bars ... where werr u al when he was attackin mr preville and beating him up ??? where when he almost took out the young man eye .. the stabbing end up being fatal you all have the most to say time will tell you all quick judge las bat chew zort .. !!! if yu dont know hussh your mouth let the law handle it.. yu all dont know what happened choooooooooooppppppsss


  2. Thank god he is off the streets, good job to the police officers. Merry Christmas everyone and a healthy peaceful New year 2016.


  3. We need to start to look into ways our EMS personnel can respond more efficiently and speedily. Because many of these stabbings shouldn't end up in fatalities.

    We also have to look into how the level of professionalism is being handed out to such victims at the Hospitals here. Are those Doctors adequately trained to to deal with Trauma at the Emergency Room?
    Are those Hospitals adequately staffed and equipped to deal with such incidents?

    Too many times you can rest assured that when someone is stabbed here, it is a death sentence.
    We can't allow this to continue.
    It is "seriously" (No Pun Intended) Ridiculous now.
    Something has to change!


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