Pregnant mother, daughter found dead in St Lucia
By Sharon Williams
CASTRIES, St Lucia, March 12, 2012 - A weekend resurgence of violence in St Lucia has left three people dead.
Investigations are ongoing in St Lucia into a double homicide early Monday that left two people – a toddler, her mother and an unborn child dead with the mother’s boyfriend, father to the children a prime suspect at this time.
Police in St Lucia report the killings that occurred at about 6:00 a.m. Monday in a neighbourhood on the fringe of capital city Castries.
Reports indicate that the mother - 17-year-old Criselda Fanis and her 18 month old daughter Takisha were found dead at home with multiple stab wounds. The mother was four months pregnant.
The mother and child were both pronounced dead at the scene.
The woman’s boyfriend 24-year-old Nelson Remy who was also found bleeding at the home is currently at the island’s main medical facility, Victoria Hospital in Castries nursing a serious stab wound to the abdomen.
Police report that Remy called 911 to report that he and his family had been stabbed. He is being held as the prime suspect in the incident at this time.
Meanwhile, another police investigation is currently underway in Castries into the shooting death on the weekend of 30-year-old Terrel Reynolds also known as “Slowmo”.
Reynolds was shot at about 4:10am, on Saturday, March 10 practically in the middle of the city, on a main street – Jeremie Street - in Castries.
Reports indicate that Reynolds was in an alley in the vicinity of the residential apartments - the C.D.C on Jeremie Street - when he was approached by an individual who shot him several times.
He was pronounced dead on arrival at Victoria Hospital.
A young man is currently in police custody in connection with this incident.