AN attempt to make peace between two brothers on Sunday ended in the death of a 52-year-old woman and one man listed in serious condition at the Port of Spain General Hospital with a chop wound to his head.
Dead is Dianna Lewis, a labourer of Sea Trace, Bagatelle, in Diego Martin, who was stabbed multiple times about her body during an altercation.
Lsewis died at the Port of Spain General Hospital at around 5.30 a.m. yesterday.
An autopsy performed at the Forensic Science Centre in St James yesterday revealed that Lewis died as a result of a stab wound to the left side of her chest.
Her death has pushed the murder toll to 250 for the year.
Lewis's friend Hasley Goodridge, also called Curtis, is fighting for his life.
Assisting police in their investigations are a close relative of Goodridge and a woman.
Otis Hinkson told reporters outside the Forensic Science Centre that Lewis, his eldest sister, arrived at Goodridge's home in Hamilton Street, Diego Martin, at around 4 p.m. on Sunday.
Reports are that an argument ensued shortly after, and Lewis was attacked by a woman while Goodridge was chopped by a man.
"I got the news at around 5 p.m. on Sunday," Hinkson said.
"I don't know what was the cause of the argument. It is ridiculous, and it is a tragedy for my family. She made us laugh. She made us happy. If something is taking place in the family and she could bring laughter, she would do it and everybody would be happy. It is a big loss for us."
Hinkson said Lewis, being the eldest, stepped in and took care of her younger siblings when their mother migrated.
"I would like justice for my sister and her friend."
A friend of the wounded man told the Express the argument stemmed from a land dispute between Goodridge and his attacker.
The Express was told by Hinkson that Lewis's husband, William Cox, also lost his life as a result of a violent attack last year.
Cox, a 53-year-old employee with the Diego Martin Regional Corporation, was shot multiple times as he made his way up a hill towards his nearby Sapodilla Trace, Laventille Road, home on July 26, 2011.
Meanwhile, the man who was gunned down on Righteous Lane, Pinto Road, in Arima on Wednesday has been identified as 23-year-old Jesse Navas—brother of former Chaguanas mayor Natasha Navas.
Jesse Navas had parted company with friends shortly before 4 p.m., saying he was going home. His friends reported that about five minutes later, they heard loud explosions.
Upon checking, they saw Navas lying in a pool of blood with bullet wounds to his back.
He was rushed to the Arima Health Facility where he died while receiving treatment.