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Suspect In Custody After Micoud Homicide

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The Royal Saint Lucia Police Force is investigating a homicide that occurred in Micoud on Friday, September 8, 2023.

About 4:30 pm on Friday 8 September 2023, a male individual walked into the Micoud Police Station, armed with a cutlass, and he spoke to the Officers present.

This individual was subsequently arrested and taken into custody on suspicion of Murder by the Police Officers, who also confiscated the cutlass wielded by him.

The Police Officers proceeded in the direction of a bus shelter that is in the vicinity of the Micoud Police Station, where they discovered the motionless body of a male individual, lying in a supine position.

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The Officers observed lacerations to the neck of the victim who was unresponsive. Emergency Medical Technicians from the Saint Lucia Fire Service also attended to the victim, but he was later pronounced dead on the scene by a medical practitioner.

The victim has been identified as forty-eight (48) year old Vern Joseph of Dugard, Micoud.

The organization also appeals to anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has any information that can assist with the investigation to contact the Micoud Police station at 4563670 or provide an anonymous tip about this, or any other crime to us, at the number 555.

The Royal Saint Lucia Police Force urges the public to exercise caution when dealing with mentally ill persons and to report any signs of distress or violence to the relevant authorities.

SOURCE: Royal Saint Lucia Police Force. Headline photo: Vern Joseph – Deceased.


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  1. Its extremely sad to lose a family member, friend, loved one etc. We all know that death will come but in such a ruthless manner is heart breaking. The article mentioned to be cautious when dealing with persons who are mentally ill, are these persons known to the public? Are they being treated?
    Where is the justice?? Will the court deem this person medically unfit for trial by reason of defect? So many crimes, we need to petition for capital punishment. Something needs to be done, just sending those bastards to prison to feed off tax payers earnings!! Ridiculous

  2. The Photo shown is he the killer or the deceased? I believe there are as many Nuts outside as there are Inside; can’t understand this is the second time within weeks similar incidents have happened at or near a Bus Stand; the one before was in Castries, you never hear of the outcome of these cases. Why Why Why are men so angry today? if you have an answer, tell us. This is St Lucia where we all were born, and I no longer advise anyone to visit, for I don’t want to take the blame, the place even scare me, though I look like everyone else. Keep praying.

  3. if people have to call you all to report mentally ill persons you all we be getting calls none stop we have some many of them in all walks of life in st Lucia they are all around us .some on the streets and some in high positions

  4. To answer your question Fox, “a hungry man is an angry man”. The majority are unhappy and or dissatisfied with life’s trajectory and they too are always angry. The slightest provocation will trigger a hostile response. The lack of opportunities to prosper exacerbate the anger. Too many unhappy people are roaming the streets .

  5. The victim has been identified and named,
    therefore why hasn’t the
    perpetrator who committed this crime been named ? the person who took this person’s life is not a suspect so why isn’t his name and photo here ??

  6. # The Fox look like is only the headlines and pictures you does read or what. Read the article again to obtain the answer.


  7. If one’s aware of his mental capacity, why was he roaming the Streets?
    Let’s not open barriers to more crimes.
    No one should be diagnose without being seen.
    This is pure nonsense.
    Prayers to the family of the deceased.

  8. Sadly I see no end to such incidents. A mentally disturbed individual threatening somebody with a cutlass was released less than eight hours after being picked up by the police.
    Another one was released from the Wellness Center without notifying her family – they only discovered that when they found her sitting outside their home.
    There needs to be serious reform in how we as a country deal with mental illness.

  9. My deepest thoughts and condoléances to the famillies 💜
    The juste ⚖️ judge
    For it it impossible for God to lie,no matter where we are, his eyes are on the ways of man…
    But :
    He who dwells in the shadow (shelter)of the Most High
    will rest in the shadow of Almighty ‼️
    I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress,my God, in whom I trust”.
    Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence.
    He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find a refuge ; his faithhfulness will be your 🏹and rampart.
    You will not fear the terror of night nor the arrow 🏹 that flies by day,nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,nor the plague that destroys at midday.
    A thousand may fall at your side,ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you.
    You will only observe with your eyes are see the rétribution (punishment of the evil 😈 divers‼️

    If you (we) make the Most High your/our dwelling_
    even the LORD, who is my refuge_
    then no harm will befall you,no disaster will come near your tent.
    ‼️ For he will Command his angels concering you in all your ways ;they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.
    You will tread upon the 🦁 lion and the serpent 🐍.

    “Because he ❤️ loves me,” says the LORD, “I will rescue him ; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
    He will call upon me,and I will answer him ;
    I will be with him in trouble,
    I will deliver him and honor him.
    With long terme life will I satisfy him and show him my SALVATION”❗‼️


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