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What’s Trending: Slashed to death

What’s Trending: Slashed to death

Thu, May 02, 2013 - 9:42 AM

The Nation’s Associate Editor, Sherie Holder-Olutayo takes a look at what’s trending today in Barbados.

Readers today are talking about the gruesome murder of Brenda Belle. Many of our online readers expressed shock and disbelief at the event. Here are some of their comments.

Orange Peel: Why is it that the man in question who violently attacked the deceased on Saturday night in the area of the Fairchild Street Market, was allowed to return to the place where she sought shelter after being released from the hospital on Sunday and finish the job of killing her which he started on Saturday night? This again speaks to the fact that something has gone terribly wrong with our justice system. I would like the Commissioner of police to tell the public why was this man not arrested and charged with "wounding with intent" or whatever is the  charge that would fit that crime. If that was done then Brenda would have been alive today.

Robin Love: What on earth! I'm so Interested to hear what his motive was to go after this woman in that way.

Princess Tiny Neferua: When will this violence against women end.

Joy Waldron: When we stand up together as one and put pressure on the government for better laws to protect us, get away with all these groups and have one group, united we stand, divide we fall or fail.

Margaret Ross: So sad to hear…condolences to her family.

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Posted by Lloyd Gulstone 1 year, 6 months ago
Take a good look at our society and ask yourself how many more violent and aggressive persons we have out there waiting for their time bombs to go off. Provocation, hatred, revenge, evil desire, or some other trigger drove this sick deranged man towards this crime. I would say his inability to resolve conflict and his issues drove him towards his desire of cold blooded murder. He obviously acted out his thoughts. This is not the first crime of this sort involving partners. I really do not think it would be the last either.

What should concern all in this matter is the seriousness of the police in this case. She was stabbed before, her house was subjected to arson and yet, though this man was the suspect, no arrest. What therefore is the role of the police if when this woman was first stabbed this man was able after days to continue his plot and even see it through without being apprehended.

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Posted by Jay Tee 1 year, 6 months ago
What role does the RBPF in protecting the public? The indication here is absolutely ZERO. What nonsense I am hearing that the deceased had to have a medical certificate before they could proceed. This is insane!! Have they not heard that this is the 21century, and that domestic violence is not to be tolerated, period.

That accused should have been taken into custody on Sat night, but maybe he was a friend of the cops, and therefore treated with kids gloves.

The RBPF now has ' blood ' on their hands. The family of the deceased should bring a wrongful death suit against the RBPF, and leave no stone unturned in getting the answers they so rightfully deserve.

My condolences to the deceased family.

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