BREAKING NEWS: Suspect in gruesome Piaye chopping in police custody

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BREAKING NEWS: Suspect in gruesome Piaye chopping in police custody
A video still image of the chopping. The victim is on the ground.
A video still image of the chopping. The victim is on the ground.
A video-still image of the chopping. The victim is on the ground.

Police have arrested the suspect in Saturday’s vicious chopping in Piaye, Laborie.

Acting Superintendent George Nicholas told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) today (Nov. 24) that the suspect, a young male, was arrested this morning and will “most likely” be charged tomorrow, Wednesday, Nov. 25.

The victim, Martin Mathurin, who is still at St. Jude Hospital in Vieux-Fort, was chopped multiple times by a male assailant during an altercation. A photo obtained by SNO showed Mathuring in a pool of blood with a partially severed ‘pinky’ finger.

Eyewitnesses said the victim sustained multiple wounds the arms and fingers, and other parts of the body, while trying to block the attacker’s lashes with the machete.

Nicholas said the suspect’s charges will depend on the extent of the victim’s injuries from the medical report. Nicholas said the charges could range from grievous harm to attempted murder.

On Sunday, a day after the incident, a 16-second video surfaced on social media of Mathurin being mercilessly chopped on the road by a male.

The incident reportedly occurred around 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

A Piaye resident alleged that a heated argument over a female turned physical – and bloody.

“The story is that Martin confronted the suspect about an issue with Martin’s female friend. During the confrontation I heard words were exchanged and Martin slapped (the suspect), though some people say the man throw the first strike. However, the suspect went for his machete and started chopping Martin,” a resident told SNO.

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  1. He wasnt fighting for a woman he called da man chucky n da woman miss chucky n day both fight with him da woman slap him first n day stop da fight he walked away but da two of dem kept pushin him around because day knw he cudnt fight so am sry for wat happened to da guy bt gosh day really provoke da man god b wit both of dem smh

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  2. How could this incident not be attempted murder ? The weapon was deadly and only missed it's mark. It's like a bullet grazing the forehead.

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  3. Over a woman again, one man chopped up right now no use, next man in police custody no use, sighhhhh.....What is the woman to do now..

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  4. Wow....smh so if a girl slaps me i should run for a machete???smh at some ppl.....thats not the solution..someone must b the bigger person thats ycrime will never stop...what if he had kill the man.the source told sno that other ppl said the suspect striked first.either way the guy did not hav to get chopped up like that.smh

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  5. Wow. Over a woman? Stupid men. If what the news said is true that Martin slapped the guy first then he look for it. Feel sorry for suspect as it is not easy to be slapped by someone and not retaliate. It was done out of anger.

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    • Whenever someone does something to you.. Get your machete and retaliate because they look for it.. And the country supposed to be moving forward with people who have idiotic mindsets like you.. Steups.. And in the same breath you calling both guys stupid men. What should you be called.

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  6. Wow. Over a woman? Stupid men. If what the news said is true that Martin slapped the guy first then he look for it. Feel sorry f

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