Man in cus­tody for stab­bing baby girl

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

5:30 pm on Mon­day De­cem­ber 29, 2014, of­fi­cers at­tached to the Marc­hand Po­lice Sta­tion re­ceived a re­port that a baby was be­ing held hostage at a res­i­dence in Marc­hand. They alerted of­fi­cers at­tached to the Ma­jor Crimes Unit, Spe­cial Ser­vices Unit and the Crim­i­nal In­ves­ti­ga­tions Depart­ment and im­me­di­ately re­sponded.

On ar­rival at the res­i­dence, the of­fi­cers ob­served a male hold­ing a baby. At the time, he was hold­ing a knife to the baby. This in­di­vid­ual, on sev­eral oc­ca­sions, threat­ened to kill the baby.

Nu­mer­ous at­tempts to per­suade the sus­pect to hand over the baby proved fu­tile. The sus­pect con­cealed him­self in his house, in the process stab­bing the baby mul­ti­ple times. The of­fi­cers were able to re­trieve the baby and sub­due the sus­pect.

The baby, who was later iden­ti­fied as four-month-old Par­ris Leonce of Sar­rot, Bexon, was trans­ported to Vic­to­ria Hos­pi­tal where she was ad­mit­ted and treated for mul­ti­ple stab wounds.

The sus­pect, who is be­lieved to be the baby’s fa­ther, is cur­rently in po­lice cus­tody. Charges are ex­pected to be laid against him.

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