Trinidadian woman fatally stabbed in YWCA shelter in US

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Lisa Millett, whose maiden name is Cordner, was stabbed 80 times in the YWCA hostel where she lived. (Photo: Lisa Cordner Facebook page)


NEW YORK, United States, Tuesday May 31, 2016 – A 48-year-old Trinidadian woman died after being stabbed 80 times in a YWCA shelter in Brooklyn, New York over the weekend.

Lisa Millett was killed by another resident of YWCA Brooklyn – which provides permanent, affordable, independent housing for low-income women – just before 7 a.m. on Saturday. She had stab wounds to her back and torso.

It’s unclear what triggered the attack by 55-year-old Dorothy Curry who locked herself in her room after the stabbing before she was taken into custody.

Police recovered a six-inch knife from the scene. Curry has since been charged with murder.

The YWCA said that since it was founded in 1888, the organization has never experienced a violent event within its community of residents.

“Neither resident had a history of violence nor complaints and both were in good standing within our community,” the YWCA said in a statement.

“The organization is cooperating fully with the ongoing police investigation,” it added.

Millet worked as a nursing assistant and a security guard.

According to New York media reports, she divorced in 2003 and leaves to mourn a daughter in New York, and a son and a daughter in Trinidad.

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