A Pavee resident is dead this morning after being stabbed in the abdomen, allegedly by his son.
The deceased has been identified as Charles Augustin.
Christopher Smith, who is one of the sons of the deceased, told the Times that his father was involved in an argument since yesterday with another son.
Smith said when he got home he saw one of his siblings in an argument with the deceased.
“I tell my father, ‘what going on home?’ I tell my father : ‘Daddy, what dah man have in you garcon. You is a big man, dah man can’t have you on that. The last time de man stab you and thing garcon and you having dah man taking edge on you, you check it?’ So I tell my father ‘Garcon like wah! So it stay?'” Smith told the Times.
He said later he hard a big commotion.
“I go downstairs. I watch through the louvres first, you check. I seeing my brother in the yard. So when I reach outside, I don’t see him – he run. When I go downstairs, I seeing my father on the ground laying down and bleeding and all kinda thing so,” Smith said.
He said his father was dead.
Smith described his father as an old man who works hard for his money.
“When my father get money and thing, my father does check on me – check on everybody. But when dem man make they money they don’t give my father nutting. If I do my lil hustle I go tell my father ‘ look’ you check,” Smith explained.
He said his father and mother have four children.
According to Smith, his father also has an adopted daughter.
Smith said he had been threatened by his brother his brother who had the argument with their deceased father.
“He try and tell me he go chop me and all kinda thing. So I just say ‘you see dat. I done see is a trouble ting already. Police go hold me for dem man so I just go at my home,'” Smith said.
He said when he awoke this morning his father, who is 51 years old, was dead.
Saint Lucia has so far recorded 14 homicides for the year.
The latest incident occurred at about 3: am, according to reports.