St Lucia man charged with murder after teen removed from life support

CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Wednesday October 30, 2013, CMC – A 19-year-old man has been charged with murder after health authorities Tuesday removed 18-year-old Davine James from the life support machine he had been on since being struck on the head with a stone more than two weeks ago.

Police said that James had sustained a blow to the temple during an altercation on October 13 and that Cornelius Evans had been charged with his death.

Residents in the southern village of Grace said that the two men were involved in an altercation and officials at the St. Jude’s Hospital said James had been in a coma at the Intensive Care Unit ever since.

Meanwhile, police, responding to a fire banana plantation at Belaire, have found the partially burnt body of an unidentified man.

The police said they are treating the matter as a murder and are appealing to the public for assistance in identifying the man. Click here to receive free news bulletins via email from Caribbean360. (View sample)