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(SNO) – Two people have been charged for causing the death of 29-year-old Stephen “Tupac” James of Patience, Mon Repos who was stabbed to death during a dispute at a bar/shop in La Pointe, Mon Repos on Saturday, June 2, 2018, around 8 p.m.
Cyprian Francois, 40, originally of Anse Ger, Desruisseaux but residing in La Pointe, Mon Repos, and 44-year-old Anthea James of La Pointe, Mon Repos have been ordered remanded in custody after appearing in the Second District Court on Friday, June 8, 2018.
In an earlier report, a source told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) that the stabbing stemmed from an argument/altercation between the deceased, another man, who is the prime suspect, and his girlfriend.
“The fight started in the shop,” the source said, “but I was already inside my house when I heard the scream. I went out and saw him on the ground. When I got there he was already dead.”
“I’m not sure what they were arguing about but they were all drinking. And both of them (suspect and girlfriend) I understood were fighting with him,” the source alleged.
“He got stabbed by the shop and walked a little distance away, that’s when he fell,” the source added.
A law enforcement source said the deceased is well known to the police because he is often “in and out” of custody.
A resident told our newsroom that James “was very troublesome” and was well known for being in feuds with close relatives and some people in the community. The resident alleged that James “drinks strong liquor all week and smoke too”.
His death is the 14th homicide for 2018. A total of 15 homicides have been reported to date.