T&T man, 55, commits suicide after stabbing 19-year-old girlfriend

(Trinidad Express) A 55-year-old man committed suicide last night moments after he stabbed his 19-year-old girlfriend in the chest.

According to police reports Morris Toppin of Margaret Cipriani Road, Kelly Village, drank a weedicide after he stabbed the woman.

He was pronounced dead on arrival at the Eric Williams Medical Science Centre. The incident occurred around 8.15 last night, police said.

The victim of the attack, Lystra Bridglal of Farm Road Kelly Village is said to be in a critical but stable condition at hospital.

Police said Bridglal was coming from an nearby parlour when she was ambushed and attacked. Constable Poonwasie of the Central Division is investigating.

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