Police have disclosed that the suspect in Saturday’s vicious chopping in Piaye, Laborie is still at large.
Acting Superintendent George Nicholas told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) today (Nov. 23) that the victim is Martin Manley, who is still at St. Jude Hospital in Vieux-Fort.
Nicholas said the perpetrator is known.
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.