St. Lucia’s homicide rate continues to skyrocket this year with the island recording its third homicide in six days, and its 19th since the start of 2017.
The latest victim, 19-year-old Jamal Frederick aka Edo and Edovic, was stabbed by a known male around 9:30 p.m. Friday in Barre Denis, a well-placed source said.
Frederick was pronounced dead at Victoria Hospital.
The suspect is currently in police custody.
No further details are available.
This is the third homicide for the week.
On Sunday, March 5, 31-year-old mother Sophianna Edwards was stabbed to death by her boyfriend Peter Donovan, who appeared in court on Friday, charged with non-capital murder. The incident occurred at a house in Ciceron, Castries. It was Edwards’ birthday.
On Wednesday, March 8, as St. Lucia observed International Women’s Day, the nude lifeless body of 52-year-old Virgil Roberts was found in a house in Cantonement, Augier, Vieux Fort. Police said her body bore marks of violence “all over”. Her boyfriend was detained for questioning.