Police 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.