A senior police official has confirmed that the bloody feud between two brothers in upper Saltibus has resulted in a homicide.
According to the officer, as well as family members, the victim, Rufus St. Croix, aka Vanbere, had succumbed to his injuries.
The officer could not provide any additional information at this time, but a relative of the deceased told St. Lucia News Online that Rufus’s brother is in police custody.
The incident reportedly occurred around 5 p.m. when the two brothers got into a heated argument. Rufus was stabbed outside his home. His brother lives nearby, relatives said.
The deceased had a habit of stealing and using drugs, family members have alleged. They denied he was a vagrant, saying he lived downstairs his mother’s home.
The Laborie Police Station is investigating.