Police sources said a man wanted in connection with the alleged brutal attack on a young woman last Friday evening is now in police custody.
St. Lucia News Online (SNO) was told by a senior officer that the man, who is the ex-boyfriend of the victim, reported himself to the police and said he did not commit the crime.
The man reportedly turned himself in during the daytime, but despite his declaration of innocence, he is still held in custody pending further investigations, police sources said.
Reports are that the young woman was stabbed multiple times and left her for dead in the vicinity of the Vigie cemetery in Castries Friday at around 8 p.m.
The victim is believed to be in her early 20s and is a resident of Agard, Morne Du Don, Castries, according to reports.
The victim has been hospitalised, but her condition is unknown at this time.