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Murder in St David

Grenada police have confirmed that a murder took place last night in the village of Thebaide in St David.

A police spokesman told THE NEW TODAY that the incident which took place close to 10.00 p.m. involved two persons described as ex-convicts at the Richmond Hill prison.

Dead is 53-year old Angus Bleasdille who is known by the alias “Snackette” and the man now in custody assisting the police in their investigation is 42 year old Alleyne “Cabbage” Thomas.

The police official said that Bleasdille was stabbed in his jugular vein in the area of the neck by his assailant.

He stated that the incident was allegedly sparked off after the deceased accused Thomas of stealing his fork and spade.

Bleasdille is said to have held the suspect, now in police custody, by the collar of the clothes that he was wearing inside a shop when he received the fatal stab wound to the neck.

“We are told that after the victim was stabbed, he tried to journey to his nearby home where he fell down dead. The ambulance was called but it was too late,” he added.

THE NEW TODAY was told that Thomas surrendered to the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) with the assistance of an attorney-at-law.

A resident of the area was quoted as saying that the two involved in the incident are often in prison and that one of them was recently released after serving jail time.

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