A woman who was stabbed several times in the back by her boyfriend, who she shared a relationship with for over one year, said he was very abusive and insecure.
Davia Michelle Hypolite, 19, who spoke with St. Lucia News Online (SNO) from her hospital bed today (Thursday) said that she was about the end the relationship when she was attacked.
“I told him, it not making any sense to be in an abusive relationship and we both have to go our separate ways. And he told me if he don’t have me, nobody can have me,” she said.
Hypolite recalled that she and her now dead boyfriend, Nathan Chassang, had an alteration on Saturday (April 16) when she decided not to return home with him, but instead sleep over at her cousin.
When she got home the next day, Hypolite said Chassang apologized to her and said everything will be ok. He also took blame for the fight they had. However, on Wednesday, when she decided to confront him about the constant abuse and tell him that they should end their relationship, he attacked her.
“When I turned my back heading towards the room, I felt the first stab in my back. I tried to rush through the back door and he held me. He was going for my belly, but I gave him my back,” she recounted.
The Monchy woman was stabbed four times in the back. A knife was used to stab her the first time, while a pair of scissors was used to stab her three other times.
“I tried to escape, but he placed his hands on my throat. When I couldn’t breathe anymore, I pretended to be dead. He held my hands…he brought it up and drop it, and said oh shucks she is dead.”
The woman was left on the bleeding. But people went to her assistance minutes later. She was taken to hospital around 11 a.m. Wednesday.
Hypolite told SNO that she was being abused from day one of the relationship and kept it a secret. And even when her relatives found out about the abuse, she denied it.
“What can I say? I don’t like speaking to people because when you go and tell them something, they would go back and tell. I’m not that type of person. I rather be secretive and that’s it,” she told SNO.
Chassang, 33, died this morning at the Victoria Hospital. He was taken to hospital on Wednesday after consuming a poisonous substance, following the stabbing incident.