Antigua & Barbuda records 5th homicide for 2021

Pablo Francis of St. Johnsons Village, who was hospitalized following an altercation on Wednesday 14th July has died.

Francis was pronounced dead around 12:05 pm on Wednesday 21st July by a medical doctor; a week after his injury.

Alfred Delice, 42 also of St. Johnson’s Village was charged by the police over the weekend with Attempted Murder.

He has since appeared before the court and was remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison.

Further investigations are ongoing and it is likely that an amendment will be made to the current charge.

Background:

According to reports, Francis was injured during an altercation with a man – identified as St Lucian national, Alfred Delice – at approximately 9pm on July 14, while both men were close to a playing field in St Johnston’s Village, where they resided.

It is currently unclear what led to the incident, but after being stabbed, Francis was rushed to the Sir Lester Bird Mount St John’s Medical Centre where he was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in grave condition.

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