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Suspect in murder at church drinks poison
The man who allegedly stabbed Fabiola Ramona Chacon to death in a Longdenville church on Thursday is warded at the Port-of-Spain General Hospital after he tried to kill himself. Police had launched a manhunt for the suspect, of East Dry River, Laventille, who stabbed Chacon, 36, in the bathroom of the Apostle Ministries Church.
Chacon and the man had gone to the church on Thursday to receive counselling. Police said he drank poison and was in serious condition. Chacon got married last December, but things quickly took a turn for the worse, reports indicate.
She was reportedly beaten and threatened. Only last week, her relatives said, Chacon told them of threats made against her life, but they were unaware that she had gone to the church for counselling. She lived in Port-of-Spain, but had returned to her parents’ home in Point Fortin.
Police said while the pastor was speaking to Chacon and her male companion, they began arguing. Chacon left and went to the bathroom, but was followed by the man who reportedly stabbed her in the abdomen. She died in the church.
Snr Supt Dulalchan could shed no light on any other information about the circumstances that led to the suspect being hospitalised. Homicide detectives are continuing investigations.
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