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Feb 8, 2018

Couple Hospitalized after Mid-Afternoon Stabbing

A stabbing incident earlier today on Gill Street has left a couple hospitalized at the K.H.M.H. after receiving injuries to various parts of their bodies.  Thirty-five-year-old Rhonda Burgess and her boyfriend, Erick Tillett, were at home babysitting a three-year-old toddler when they came under attack by an individual who is known to them.  According to Burgess’ sister, who asked to remain unnamed, the attacker is a jealous ex-boyfriend who has been terrorizing the family.  She says that a few days ago, the young man entered their property in Port Loyola and damaged their water meter before making off with it.  Today, they came under attack when he stormed into their home and began inflicting the knife wounds.


Voice of: Stabbing Victim’s Sister

“I was at work today and I got a call that I need to come because my sister and my brother-in-law got stabbed in my house on Gill Street. And when I come home, I saw that my sister had some stab wounds in her back, her arms and my brother-in-law got stab wounds on his face.”


Isani Cayetano

“Do you know what led to this incident? Who was the one behind this incident and what is the present situation?”


Voice of: Stabbing Victim’s Sister

“Well I can’t say in all, but I have a strong feeling that I know this person. This person has been harassing my sister for a long time now. This person came to our house over the weekend and stole our meter. This person has been just doing some bad things to us. This person even sent nude pictures of my sister to my son on Facebook which is not something for someone in their right mind to do. And the thing is that the person came in my house today and stabbed my sister in front of my three-year-old baby and she was traumatized. And I just need for this to end. If he needs to be locked up in a psyche ward or something, they need to do that as soon as possible.”


Isani Cayetano

“Now what are the police officers saying when they respond to the scene?”


Voice of: Stabbing Victim’s Sister

“Well when I came here the police were here and it look like they sent out people and the good part is that I heard that they already got him. So if they got the person I just hope that it is the correct person.”

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