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Woman critical after being chopped

By Susan Mohammed susan.mohammed@trinidadexpress.com

A 30-YEAR-OLD Erin mother was chopped on her head while walking with her two children near their home on Monday.

 Angela Wells, of Rancho Quemado Road, is in the intensive care unit of the San Fernando Gen­eral Hospital. 

Wells, police suspect, was woun­ded after a failed relationship. 

According to a police report, at around 9.30 p.m., Wells, a trainee nurse, was walking with her sons, ages nine and six years old, along Rancho Quemado Road when she was ambushed by a man wearing dark clothing.

 Police were told the suspect emerged from some bushes at the side of the road and chopped Wells on her head while the children looked on helplessly. 

When Wells slumped to the ground, the suspect ran off and escaped in a silver Nissan B12 car which was parked nearby.

 The children went to residents for help and paramedics and the Erin police were called to the scene. 

Wells was taken to the Siparia Dis­trict Health Facility and later to

the San Fernando General Hospital. 

She was listed in critical condition yesterday. 

Acting Cpl Alexander of the Erin Police Station is continuing investigations.  

 

EXPRESS EXTRA:

 n At least six of the 14 women murdered this year were killed as a result of domestic violence attacks.

 n In two of those cases, the killers 

committed suicide.

 n Counselling and support are available 24 hours a day through the National Domestic Violence Hotline at  800-SAVE (7283). 

 
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