According to reports, a forty nine (49) year old resident of Morne Panache, Dennery, namely, Clayton Justin was allegedly hacked to death by his best friend. Circumstances surrounding the incident are unclear but emergency services were called to the area where the victim was found lying in a pool of blood in the entrance way of the verandah where the altercation took place. Reports are that his head was almost totally severed from his body.
Clayton Justin allegedly received a single slash wound to the neck during a physical altercation. He was later pronounced dead on the scene by a medical practitioner.
The ‘friend’ remained on the scene and was taken into custody by police who arrived on the scene.
In a video of the aftermath emergency personnel can be seen attending to the victim as a woman is screaming when she comes upon the scene. A cutlass can be seen on the balcony ledge at the scene while emergency personnel walk around.
The incident occurred about 1:00 PM.
Police are continuing their investigations into this incident which makes this Saint Lucia’s sixteenth homicide of 2017.