Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Pregnant woman stabs relative to death during fight


night of drinking: Shedrick Toppin

Mark Fraser

 A 38-year-old man was stabbed to death early yesterday morning during a fight with a pregnant rela­tive at their Chaguanas apartment.

Police said the incident hap­pened at 1.30 a.m. yester­day when the vic­tim, Shedrick Top­pin, arrived at his Gail Trace, Palmiste, Chaguanas, home.

Police were told he had been consu­­­ming pun­cheon rum on Friday evening.

Police said Toppin began bang­ing on  the apartment’s front door, demanding to be let in.

Police said he kicked in the front door and was about to attack the woman when she told him to stay away. 

He apparently paid no atten­tion and she stabbed him once to the chest.

The Sunday Express visited the area yesterday and spoke with neigh­bours.

They said Toppin, the rela­tive and three other people started living in the area about a month ago.

“Gail Trace is a calm place because nothing like this hap­pens here,” a neighbour said.

She said they heard screams coming from the apart­ment and contacted the Chaguanas police.

When the police arrived, along with an am­bulance, they took Toppin to the Chaguanas Health Facility where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

The woman was taken into police custody and up to last night was assis­ting officers with their investigation.