Woman held after fatal stabbing of boyfriend


Tribune Staff Reporter


A WOMAN is in police custody after she was accused of stabbing her boyfriend to death during a heated argument early yesterday morning.

The murder took place shortly after midnight on Ida Street. It brought the country’s homicide count to 68 for the year, according to The Tribune’s records.

Officer-in-Charge of the Central Detective Unit, Chief Superintendent Clayton Fernander said the suspect called the police and reported that she had just stabbed her boyfriend.

“Police went to the home through Ida Street around 12.30am where they met the lifeless body of an adult male who appeared to have been stabbed to death,” Chief Supt Fernander said.

“The woman was taken into custody by officers of the Southeastern Division and is assisting police with their investigations. Right now we are treating this matter as a homicide.”

Police have not released the victim’s identity pending notification of next of kin.

This homicide comes hours after a man who was shot during an argument in front of his home around 11pm on Tuesday died in hospital on Wednesday morning.

Chief Supt Fernander said police arrested a suspect in this matter around 1am on Thursday.

And in Grand Bahama, a man was shot dead in Freeport on Tuesday, pushing the homicide count on the island of Grand Bahama to 13 this year.

Anyone with information on any of these homicides is asked to contact police at 911 or 919, the Central Detective Unit at 502-9991 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 328-TIPS.

Investigations into both matters continue.


John 6 years, 9 months ago

It is always sad and unfortunate when someone loses their life, especially by persons known to them and their family. Fortunately for the country, the murder rate is still trending down and will more than likely be under 100 by years end. There is still a good possibility of the count being under 90 (yes the lowest in ten years) as September and October are not active months for violent crime. September 2015 recorded 3 murders and if the police continue their viligence, persons exercise tolerance and common sense in conflict resolution and citizens continue to help police flush out know and dangerous criminals, then the peace in the country will continue.


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