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Police are investigating a cutlass attack in Bequia during which a woman was killed and her husband injured Saturday night.

Dead is 65-year-old Hyacinth Hoyte, a domestic of Paget Farm, Bequia.

Police say she died after being stabbed with a cutlass at Paget Farm about 11:45 p.m.

Police also say they are investigating the circumstances surrounding the attempted murder of Marcs Hoyte, a 65-year-old stevedore of Paget Farm, Bequia, who received chop wounds during the same incident.

Hoyte’s death bring to 22 the number of homicides in St. Vincent and the Grenadines in 2014, according to police statistics.

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