Woman played dead to halt savage attack

Woman played dead to halt savage attack

A woman pretended to be dead today to halt an attack on her by a man in his thirties, with whom she had an abusive relationship, the female’s uncle – Lance Mathurin has told the Times.

Mathurin identified the woman victim of the attack which occurred at a house in Monchy, as nineteen year old Davia Michelle Hypolite.

The uncle (Photo below) recalled that on Saturday Hypolite told him she wanted to talk because things between her and her boyfriend were not going well.


(Lance Mathurin)

Mathurin told the Times that today while he was at the Victoria Hospital mortuary for a post mortem on a relative, he was told that his niece was at the hospital.

He said he rushed to the Casualty Department and saw Hypolite bleeding profusely.

“There were about five Doctors, they had her in the ward working on her,” he recalled.

Mathurin said after his niece regained consciousness, she told him that this morning when she awoke, she had told her boyfriend that their relationship was over because he was very abusive and always beating her.

Mathurin said he was told by his niece that as soon as she turned her back, she was stabbed in the back with a pair of scissors.

He told the Times Hypolite accused the boyfriend of stabbing her multiple times with the scissors and later with a knife.

The incident allegedly occurred in a house where the two lived together.

The assailant allegedly took a knife from the kitchen counter and continued stabbing Hypolite, Mathurin quoted his niece as saying.

“She told me that she fell and when she fell, the guy now took his hands and put it in her throat, like strangling her,” the uncle said.

He said that according to his niece, when she felt herself losing consciousness, she pretended that she was dead.

Mathurin reported that Hypolite told him when she pretended to be dead, her assailant lifted up her arm, dropped it and exclaimed: “Oh shucks, she is dead!”

He quoted Hypolite as saying that the assailant took a bag and rushed out of the house.

The assailant is reported to have later consumed a substance in an apparent suicide attempt, resulting in his hospitalization.

Mathurin said his niece recounted struggling to get out of the house, falling in the process.

A relative who saw the young woman covered in blood is reported to have raised an alarm and an ambulance was summoned to the scene to take Hypolite to hospital.

The police were later on the scene, it is reported.

However Mathurin recalled that the alleged assailant had launched an attack on him in April last year, knocking him unconscious.

According to Mathurin, the assailant had warned him to keep his nose out of the relationship with his niece.

The uncle said the matter went to court and the assailant was ordered to pay five thousand dollars in compensation which he never did.

“My niece could have been dead today, but thank God she is alive,” Mathurin declared.

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  1. Anne mitchell
    April 21, 2016 at 11:04 am Reply

    Know the two parties, am just lost for words!! My sympathy goes other to both sides of the family..may the victim have a speedy recovery!! Smh

  2. Anonymous
    April 21, 2016 at 11:31 am Reply

    Gut wrenching read. My dear you are covered by the Lord. I’m so happy you are alive. Speedy recovery. One lesson learned don’t yell abuse men you leaving. Just leave when they’re not around. Quick thinking averted a death.

  3. circumstances
    April 21, 2016 at 11:49 am Reply

    Uncle la ka FAI own fanm li même baguy

    1. Anonymous
      April 21, 2016 at 4:58 pm Reply

      Hahahahahaha..Bon dieux…. Mwen car parlay patois avec mwen joss wee sah out di la. So sah out vley dee, “meme bet meme pwel” lol

      1. Anonymous
        April 21, 2016 at 6:30 pm Reply


  4. Realist
    April 21, 2016 at 1:25 pm Reply

    The law is crazy, it’s almost as if the law is for the criminals and not the victims.
    That’s how i see it, that is why people will always take the law into their own hands unless it is changed. Sad*

  5. petal
    April 21, 2016 at 6:54 pm Reply

    Young ladies take your time. What is a nineteen year old doing in such a serious relationship living in house with man? Where are her parents smdh!!

  6. Gisele
    April 21, 2016 at 8:59 pm Reply

    My heart goes out to both families .

  7. e.poleon
    April 22, 2016 at 3:13 pm Reply

    Well I don’t know what happen to UE ladies from the time a man raise his hand on us we have to walk out right away he hit you once he would not hit you twice you had to walk away from it a long time ago look now you almost lost your life men got to stop raising their hand on weman when you come out from there I hope you learn a lesson .

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