Three females are in police custody as investigations continue into the stabbing death of 23-year-old Simonia Da Silva outside her home in Fairhall between 12 midnight and 1 a.m. Monday.
Detectives in Calliaqua, located in the police district where the crime occurred, are investigating the killing.
The dead woman’s younger sister, Crystal Da Silva, 19, told iWitness News on Monday that she, her mother and her stepfather watched helplessly as a mob repeatedly stabbed her sister in their yard.
The sisters’ mother and stepfather were injured as they tried to help Simonia, who Crystal said was repeatedly stabbed after being stripped topless by the mobsters, said to be members of the “Outlaw” gang, based in the East St. George community.
The young woman died in the mob attack that her sister presented as the latest in a saga that began when their mother rebuffed a lesbian’s advances on her niece at an entertainment venue three months ago.
Crystal told iWitness News that her sister was cut off as the family tried to make it to their home after a confrontation at an entertainment venue in that community Sunday night.
Simonia’s death brings to 24 the homicide count in St. Vincent and the Grenadines this year.