St Lucia police to charge father in stabbing of four-month-old baby

Knife In A Hand SilhouetteCASTRIES, St. Lucia, Wednesday December 31, 2014, CMC – St Lucia police say they intend to lay charges against a man believed to be the father of a four-month old baby, who was stabbed repeatedly during a brief hostage incident at Marchand, east of the capital on Monday.

Police said that officers attached to the Major Crimes Unit, Special Services Unit and the Criminal Investigations Department had responded to a call that a man was seen holding a baby and threatening to kill the child,

“Numerous attempts to persuade the suspect to hand over the baby proved futile. The suspect concealed himself in his house, in the process stabbing the baby multiple times. The officers were able to retrieve the baby and subdue the suspect.

“The baby who was later identified as four-month-old Parris Leonce …was transported to Victoria Hospital, where she was treated and admitted for multiple stab wounds,” the police said in a statement.

They added that the suspect “who is believed to be the baby’s father is currently in police custody” and that “charges are expected to be laid against him”.

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