Pavee stab victim on road to recovery, parent faced with hospital bill

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Pavee stab victim on road to recovery, parent faced with hospital bill
Stephen Joseph is accused of stabbing Felicity Florton multiple times. He is out on bail.
Stephen Joseph is accused of stabbing Felicity Florton multiple times. He is out on bail.

Pavee stab victim Felicity Florton is on the road to recovery, her mother Heather Charles told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) yesterday, July 28.

“She is still in a lot of pain but there have been no further complications…,” Charles explained.

The mother further stated that Florton has been receiving counselling from a guidance counsellor at her school in efforts to put the tragic moment behind.

Charles told SNO that she is still faced with an EC$4,000 hospital bill, but was advised by an officer dealing with the matter to present the bills at the next court hearing.

Florton, a 15-year-old George Charles Secondary School student, was stabbed multiple times in Pavee, Castries by 18-year-old Stephon Joseph of Pavee, Castries on Thursday, June 12.

“No one from Joseph’s family tried to make any contact with me, no mother, father or anyone in connection with the matter,” Charles said.

Joseph is expected to make a next court appearance on August 9.

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  1. I just hope they dont continue to adjourn the court until it gets dismissed. This is the norm there; judge or accused dont show then they adjourn until it dismiss.. smh.. i dont know who oversees those court cases to ensure cases were done throughouly.. sigh .. all those things we need to start striking for!!!Anyhow i hope justice is served... she does not have to pay for these bills. And a word to the parents of the boy, let him learn his lesson.. dont hide or protect him from his wrong doin.. in doin this you will brew an even bigger monster!! let him go and work to pay those bills man!

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    • One judge and fifty cases so the solution? adjourn and adjourn and adjourn. Last time I heard cases were being held in the Conference Room of the Fisheries Dept.

      This week I head the Prez of the Bar Assoc saying it taking too long for the lawyers to get transcripts.

      The Criminal Justice System is grinding to a halt before our very eyes.

      With so many Lawyers in Politics the CJS should be a whole lot better.

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  2. I am actually disgusted by the boy's parents for not even contacting the girl's mum. No wonder their son is a monster and I am sure the parents are just as bad. In fact his mum and dad should be paying all the hospital bills and other expenses. If they were half decent they would have contacted the girl and her mum.

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  3. boy oh boy saint lucia again . after the lady n her daughter go through so much pain u now giving the lady a bill!! oh come on man wtf ur take it for again man wah smfh , this lady needs to get some help from her lawyer

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  4. Doesn't matter what country you in "innocent until proven guilty" that's court systems stop bring jackasses the laws come from England

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  5. They put up his bail to get his backside out of jail, fair enough they can foot the Hospital bill. Take them to Court to pay up and for pain and suffering for your daughter thank you.

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  6. This shows the ignorance of the court a young man stabs a girl multiple times and leaves the parent of the victim to pay the medical bills smfh!!

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  7. Mother of the victim, u are not entitled to pay any bill. There are enough ways to get the accused parent(s) to cater to the hospital bill. U have done enough for ur child, the young man stabbed your daughter without any reasonable cause so he has, by law to take responsibility for his actions. He is out on bail, if it were my daughter, i would surely guarantee that he never sees the light of day.

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  8. The hospital bill needs to go directly to the accused, not the victim, especially as there's no doubt he is the one who committed the crime.

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