Man, 55, commits suicide after stabbing teen 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 Street, Kelly Village, drank a weedicide after he stabbed the woman.

Toppin, a father of three, was pronounced dead on arrival at the Arima District Health Centre. The incident occurred around 7 pm, police said.

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

Police said Bridgelal was coming from a nearby parlour when she was ambushed and attacked.

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