Infuriated after he was dumped by his girlfriend, a San Fernando man went to her home on Friday night and hacked her co-worker to death. The stab wounds inflicted by the attacker on Dane Lewis, 43, of Couva, were so severe that his jugular vein was severed.
Police said the woman and Lewis worked at a club in Couva and following Friday’s shift went bar hopping. Lewis later accompanied the woman to her La Sophie Avenue, Claxton Bay home to ensure she was safe. It was then the suspect went to the woman’s home and on seeing Lewis got upset and an argument broke out.
The woman contacted St Margaret’s police and after calming the conflict and the officers arrived on the scene and ordered the suspect to leave.
However, at around 4.15 am the suspect returned and found Lewis asleep outside the house. This time he got into an argument with Lewis, whom he accused of being with his girlfriend. During the argument, the suspect picked up a knife and stabbed Lewis several times in his neck. Fortunately for the woman, the suspect ran off without attacking her.
St Margaret’s police and officers of the Homicide Bureau of Investigations, Region Three, returned to the scene. They searched the area but up to yesterday the suspect had not been found.
The woman was interviewed and she told police that she had not been with the suspect for long but the relationship grew unhealthy so she decided to end it. She said Lewis was just a friend.
WPC Serioux is continuing investigations.