A 15-year-old girl who is accused of stabbing a 17-year-old male in Castries city this afternoon has been released into the custody of her father since she is a minor, police said.
The girl was arrested after stabbing Valence La Corbiniere, an icicle vendor, in the neck area on Coral Street around 1 p.m.
La Corbiniere was been admitted to Victoria Hospital in serious condition. It is suspected that a broken bottle was used to inflict the injury.
An eyewitness told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) that she was in her “friend’s tray” when the stabbing took place.
“She stabbed him for his own icicles,” the eyewitness alleged. “His name is Valence. He sells icicles for a living. She broke a Guinness bottle and stabbed him with it.”
When asked what may have led to the stabbing, the eyewitness further alleged: “She was accused of stealing his icicles and when he confronted her, she took the bottle from a lady’s tray nearby, broke it and stabbed him. I am still shaken about this. That’s cruel.”
Police sources say the teenager was in danger of being beaten by the public and had to be whisked away by a police officer.
“The crowd was way too hyper. They (police officers) had to get the girl out of there,” the source said. “There was quite a lot of blood.”