The fatal stabbing of a Rillan Hill/Chauncey woman in Kingstown on Wednesday was recorded on camera.
iWitness News has seen a video of the attack that left 48-year-old security guard, Brenda Layne, a mother of six, dead.
The video was recorded by surveillance cameras mounted on a building in the Lower Bay Street area where she was attacked sometime around 7 a.m. on Monday.
The video suggests an unprovoked attack in which Layne was stabbed a single time in the neck by a man who attacked her from behind and immediately ran after inflicting the fatal wound.
Layne was attacked while standing in the vicinity of Gibson’s Building Supplies in an area where persons travelling to the Leeward side of St. Vincent, often wait for transportation during early morning and late-night hours, rather than going to the bus terminal, located nearby and is generally not used at those times.
No one besides Layne and her attacker were captured in the video at the time of the attack.
The disturbing video has left persons wondering if Layne was targeted or if her attacker would have stabbed anyone who was in that area at the time.
However, iWitness News was reliably informed that Layne and the man who is believed to have stabbed her were involved in an altercation in the past that left her with an injury to the face.
Before the video became public via social media, a police source, while saying that investigators had ruled out robbery as a motivation, declined to comment to iWitness News on Wednesday about other theories that they are pursuing.
However, police, in their regular bulletin on Thursday, described Layne’s death as a murder.
They said that Keseen Cain, a 19-year-old unemployed man of Diamonds Village, was assisting their investigation into the crime, which they say occurred around 6:45 a.m.
Layne’s death was recorded as the 21st murder in St. Vincent and the Grenadines for 2018, police say.
She was stabbed on a day that the relatives of 76-year-old Evita Dublin, would find her almost nude, decomposing body wedged between trees in Byera.
Dublin, a farmer, was last seen alive on Monday, when she went to attend to her animals.
Her oldest son, Freddie Peters, told iWitness News that the way that his mother’s body was found suggests that she was raped and killed.
A post mortem is pending.