Children witness as man stabs mother 18 times

Kenisha Belgraves, one of the two women injured in the attack in Brighton (Internet photo)

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent – Two children on Saturday night watched as a man repeated stabbed their mother, reportedly 18 times, in Brighton.

According to reports, Kenisha Belgraves’ children were in the back seat of a car she was driving while her friend Claudine Simmons was seated in the front passenger seat when the attack occured.

Both Belgraves and Simmons were injured during the attack and were up to last night in stable condition at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital (MCMH), this country’s main healthcare facility.

The attack is said to have been carried out by a man with whom Belgraves had a relationship and may have been as a result of a domestic dispute.

The attack Sunday night continues a trend from 2011, when several Vincentians women were either killed or seriously injured by male attackers.

Two months ago, Givvon Bynoe, 23, of Paget Farm, Bequia survived a cutlass attack by a man with whom she had a relationship.

Bynoe was hospitalised at the MCMH for 11 days as a result of the multiple chops she received across her body, including to her neck and face.

She suffered a fractured left collarbone, has problems moving her head and neck, and severed nerves in her face, which need surgery to repair. She also has speech impairment as a result of the injuries she sustained.

On Jan. 4, Alvisha Browne, a 19-year-old mother of three, died on the spot in Ottley Hall after receiving a bullet to the head.

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14 thoughts on “Children witness as man stabs mother 18 times

  1. It does not matter the. Cost no man has the right to do such thing problem do happen but why these men think stabbing chopping and killing is the key its shows how week men are am so mad at all this of my little country

    Posted by mekeel Brreton | February 7, 2012, 08:13
  2. it so bad when kids has to see these things.

    Posted by vincy | February 7, 2012, 13:17
  3. Oh noooooooo just yesterday i came across her profile on facebook. I remember her i use to always pass by their home in belmont when i was younger. This is sad very sad we need to do better.

    Posted by molicia | February 7, 2012, 14:59
  4. I’m just happy that the ladies are alive and doing well…Bless

    Posted by sum bodi | February 7, 2012, 15:31
  5. Blame the government for not passing stricker laws, unless it is not him and his family, he obviously don’t care..

    Posted by CJ | February 7, 2012, 17:33
  6. Unreal…must we start the new year the same way we ended the old one? The children witnessing such a vicious act makes it even more unbelievable…You have to wonder what is going through people’s mind these days..

    Posted by Sharon | February 7, 2012, 19:36
  7. People who do such evil must be given life in prison, wrist slapping just will not do.


    All that crap by Gonsalves that Vincy woman are only running to Canada for financial gain, stop the lies.

    Please Gonsalves go and visit Canada, a trip is long overdue and there is a special welcome awaiting you

    Posted by Peter | February 7, 2012, 19:42
  8. People need the Lord. It’s time we understand that peace and hope are only found in God. Politicians, please understand that policies and programmes are secondary to the surrendering of one’s heart and control of one’s being by God, Jehovah.

    I call on our spiritual leaders, especially, to embark on more vigorous propagation of the Gospel – this is the only hope for mankind. You need to stop being involved in partisan politics and focus on what God had called you to, if, in fact, He has called you.

    Posted by justice | February 7, 2012, 20:36
  9. Kenisha, I’m glad you’re alive. I hope the other lady recovers physically soon.

    Posted by justice | February 7, 2012, 20:40
  10. I too join with all the other people on this page to share my bits.Maybe our people have stray from the lord so bad that he devil has taken over their entier being.Aunty Kev as i always call her was such a pleasant person in life no one deserve to be treated like this, i am so glad that she and her friend did survive this wicked God is in control he is watching over you guys. This is for the government to amend the laws we need back henging why must men go to jail and eat the same women tax money that they pay.

    Posted by Lenz | February 8, 2012, 10:32
  11. I sympathise with the ladies and their families. There are wicked people all over the world who will forever do wicked things until the world ends….So Peter, would you also blame Barack Obama for all the rapes, murders and abuses happening in the USA?

    Posted by Marsha D. | February 8, 2012, 10:46
  12. Marsha D Peter was specifically refering to’women abuse’, the kind of feminine abuse where women are beheaded and chopped into pieces like somebody choping meat at the meat stall.It don’t think he was refering to crimes among everysex gender and every groups. That is to say,women specially in SVG are ‘branded’ to suffer like a slaughtered animal ready to to be roasted and eaten. Don’t be surprise that the era of cannablism may have cycled this way again. Folks please don’t compare SVG crimes with that the USA ,Canada,South America,Europe or even Trinidad and Jamaica.On some world maps SVG is never mentioned or seen and if it is there you need a microscope. With that you can draw your inference.Yes the government does tell people to commit crimes,but the court need to give people life imprisonment for murder, 15-25 years for rape depends on the stuation and so forth. When folks know that they will die in jail they will have second thoughts.Furthermore,the penalty for most crimes like these in the USA is either death penalty or rotten in jail.Yes I agree that women should ‘run for the life’ and ask for Asylum where ever they can get it.
    Vincy Partriot
    Foreign base

    Posted by Prof-Dasilva | February 9, 2012, 00:36
  13. Prof-Da-Silva, I do agree that we need stiffer penalties for crimes especially for some of those henious ones that we have been seeing in the recent past.. However we still depend on the constitution and the law court to deal with these people. And I am still appauled that we cant use the dealth penalty for some of these murders. The reasoning I have been hearing is that they are not the ” worst of the worst’ according to the Privy Council in the Uk. So maybe we need to get rid of the damn Pricy council and get deal with wicket criminals ourselves….But who is responsible for that really?….Can the authority just change thigns so or do we need consultations ?????…However my main point was you will find henious crimes allover the place. Some countried have much worst than here. And althught we are a tiny country people here are just as wicket as any place else . We are not unique in that regards…And I agree with anyone who needs to get away if they think they are not safe in their country..

    Posted by Marshs D | February 9, 2012, 07:30

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