Was latest suicide crime of passion?
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.