By ALEXANDER BRUZUAL Friday, August 10 2012
An attempt to bring peace between two brothers on Sunday afternoon ended in tragedy for a Diego Martin woman, as she was stabbed to death during an altercation between the groups.
Police reported that at about 4:pm on Sunday, 52-year-old Dianna Lewis visited a friend’s home along Hamilton Road, Diego Martin, when she was confronted by a couple who resided at the address.
Following a brief confrontation between the two parties, Lewis was attacked by the couple and was stabbed multiple times about her body with a sharp instrument. A relative of the couple, who was identified as Curtis Goodridge, attempted to quell the confrontation. However, despite his best attempts, he was dealt several chops to his upper body, including his head.
The police were eventually notified, and a party of officers from the Western Division visited the scene and detained the couple for questioning.
Both Lewis and Goodridge were rushed to the Port-of-Spain General Hospital. However, Lewis succumbed to her injuries at 530am yesterday.
Her body was eventually taken to the Forensic Science Centre in St James yesterday to undergo an autopsy.
Goodridge was said to be in a serious, but stable condition, up to late yesterday.
At the Centre, Lewis’ brother, Otis Hinkson, described his sister as a loving and caring soul, who will be missed greatly by her family. He said he also wanted justice for her sister’s death.
“This right here is ridiculous. She went there to make peace with people, and she end up getting hurt. I want justice, not just for my sister, but for the brother who is now in the hospital because of this nonsense.
“Diannia death’ is tragic for my family because she , no matter how miserable she used to get, was well loved. She made us laugh. She made us happy. She was always trying to bring peace and harmony to this family, and she was an integral part in everything we did,” Hinkson said.
Investigations are continuing.