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On Wednesday, December 23, 2015 police formally charged 28 year old, Darren Preville of La Croix, Babonneau for the offence of Murder.

Preville was charged in connection with the death of 30 year old Cedrick Gourie of Darling Road, Castries.

Gourie was discovered with a single stab wound to his chest on Jn.Baptiste Street, Castries on Saturday, December 19, 2015.

A post mortem conducted on the body of Gourie revealed that he died as a result of Cardiac Tamponade (pressure on the heart which occurs when blood or fluid builds up in the space between the heart muscle and the outer covering sac of the heart), secondary to stab wound to the chest.

Preville is scheduled to make an appearance before the First District Court on Monday, December 28, 2015.

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of 23 year old, Jervaughn Coureur alias “Slow Mo” of Cacoa, Babonneau.

On Saturday, December 26, 2015 about 11:17 p.m. police received a report of a shooting at Cacoa, Babonneau.

Coureur was discovered in his dwelling house with apparent multiple gunshot wounds the body.

He was transported to the Victoria Hospital where he was pronounced dead by a medical doctor.

This is the twenty-ninth homicide for 2015.

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of 38 year old, Oswald Downes alias “Shadda” of Pierrot Vieux Fort.

On Friday, December 25, 2015 about 5:40 a.m. police received a report of a chopping incident at Belle Vue, Vieux- Fort.

According to reports, Downes was allegedly chopped and stabbed multiple times by four (4) known individuals.

He was transported to the St Jude Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

There are four (4) individuals in custody assisting with investigations.

This is the twenty-eighth homicide of the year 2015.


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