A fifty-three-year-old man from the village of Grand Anse Valley in St Georges has been remanded to the Richmond Hill Prison following last Friday’s fatal stabbing, of a thirty-three-year-old man from the same village.
According to information reaching the Grenada Informer, thirty-three-year-old Marcus Alexander died shortly after he was stabbed in the chest area during an altercation between himself and the accused man, Fitzroy Louis. The incident we were told took place just before midnight on Friday.
Medical report as submitted by the police revealed that Alexander’s death was as a result of Cardiac tamponade (A build up of blood in the sac area of the heart causing compression.)
Although the circumstance surrounding Alexander’s death remain sketchy, sources told the informer that the evening started with the usual fun time, a social gathering where villagers came together in a popular spot in the village, to drink and old talk. Alexander was said to be among that gathering and so too was the female friend of the accused man.
Sources told this newspaper that as the night got older, there was a noticeable change in behaviour, like a tense atmosphere, both from Alexander and the female friend of the accused man. Things took a turn for the worse we were told sometime after 11:00 pm when both individuals became entangled in a scuffle. Informer learnt that shortly after the scuffle began Louis alias “Shortman” arrived and he too, later became engaged in the scuffle.
One individual reported hearing Alexander making a loud noise and subsequently fell to the ground. Attempts to stop what was described as profuse bleeding from a wound to his chest area was futile. He was later pronounced dead by a medical doctor.
Meanwhile, during his brief stint before Chief Magistrate Tamara Gill at the St George’s Number One Magistrate Court on Tuesday, Louis, represented by Defense Council Peter David, was not required to plea since his matter was of an indictable nature. The single Charge of Non- Capital murder was read to him, he was subsequently remanded to the Richmond Hill Prison until his next court date on June 16th.
Meanwhile, Defence Council David asked the court that full disclosure is made available prior to his clients’ next sitting.
If convicted, Louis faces a maximum of life in prison.