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Homicide in Gouyave

While there is a known suspect, up to press time on Thursday, no charges were laid in connection with the death of 33-year-old Derek Francois of Gouyave.

Francois died on Saturday July 18, 2020 following an incident with another resident in Hills View, Gouyave, Saint John.

According to the Police, the deceased sustained multiple injuries to his body and was pronounced dead on arrival at the General Hospital.

Reports are that Francois was apparently harassing a young lady from the village and the suspect asked him to stop. The deceased then punched the suspect in his face and a fight broke out between the two. Persons in the vicinity parted the fight and the suspect went home.

The deceased allegedly went to the suspect’s residence with a knife and attacked him which started another fight. After sustaining serious injuries, Francois attempted to get to his home but collapsed along the way.

It was also reported that a piece of knife was retrieved from his body.

Villagers reported that Francois was consuming alcohol from evening into the night, when the incident occurred. His death is the country’s 13th homicide for 2020.


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