A 31-year-old man who was killed by his lover at a home in New Village on Saturday night, Oct. 24, has been described as a victim of domestic violence.
Dave Monrose, an employee of Carasco & Son Ltd. in Castries, succumbed at at Victoria Hospital after he was reportedly stabbed by his common-law-wife.
Members of the community have told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) that Monrose and his girlfriend, who had three children together, had a rocky relationship that included countless disputes and physical abuse. It is also alleged that the couple had also appeared in the Family Court.
Residents further alleged that the couple had a “heated fight” a day before the homicide.
One blogger also mentioned this in a post on SNO: “Two nights ago our church bus went to drop a member Carellie passing….it was about after 12, heard a big slap from the female to this man on our way down. Is like they have been fighting. I know the two very well, that is why I was able to identify them. This has been going on for years now between them.”
A source close to the deceased told SNO that on the night of the fatal incident, Monrose was accused of having an affair with another female in the area.
“The girl stab the man because she think he checking a girl in the area. The girl they stab the man for, everyone fraid the girl. She is real drama. Shooter was a good youth. Garcon trust me, that bring tears to my eyes,” the friend alleged.
He added: “That man was always jovial, could always make you laugh; a Miami Heat fan, so we always had it going on during the NBA season. Garcon, trust me, I feel that one and a lot of people too. He was a good youth, good comrade, no drama, no-trouble youth.”
However, other persons close to the suspect, paint a different image of the deceased, saying he was the abuser in the tumultuous relationship.
“Those comments about a good youth kills my heart. The way this man was beating the poor female that night and he constantly said to her “I f– killing you”, what good youth says that,” said one source.
“He even attacked his sister who attempted to separate him and the female. He insulted his mother. He would not back down. This hurts. It’s sad she resorted to this.”
The couple lived with three children. The woman is now in police custody.