Was lat­est sui­cide crime of pas­sion?

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL - By

STAR Re­porter

The turn of events in a re­cent vi­o­lent sce­nario in Monchy, Gros Islet reads like a movie script. Still, with a spate of vi­o­lent and sex­ual at­tacks on women and chil­dren here, not to men­tion a num­ber of sui­cides, the story, as grip­ping as it is, is now, for many, the new Saint Lu­cian re­al­ity.

While the po­lice have put out the cus­tom­ary “po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing the cir­cum­stances” press re­lease, rel­a­tives, friends, neigh­bours and eye-wit­nesses are giv­ing their ac­counts of what could have been a sui­cide-at­tempted mur­der case.

Dead from what is widely be­lieved to be the con­sump­tion of a poi­sonous sub­stance is 33-year-old Nathan Chas­sang also known as “Shawn” of Monchy, Gros-Islet. Shawn al­legedly con­sumed the sub­stance on Wed­nes­day, April 20, 2016 shortly af­ter stab­bing his com­mon law part­ner, Davia Hy­po­lite also of Monchy, on the day in ques­tion. The young woman, who is said to be 19 years old, was trans­ported to Vic­to­ria Hospi­tal where she has since been listed as stable.

Ac­cord­ing to rel­a­tives Chas­sang and Hy­po­lite had a tu­mul­tuous re­la­tion­ship and on Wed­nes­day the young woman de­cided

Davia Hy­po­lite in a face­book selfie be­fore this week’s in­ci­dent.

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