Philipsburg: --- Information reaching SMN News indicated that the detectives have had a breakthrough in the investigation of the fatal stabbing which took place last Saturday morning. The stabbing incident claimed the life of Victor Vanier a 21 year old French Metropolitan who recently arrived on the island and was working in a restaurant. Vanier was stabbed in his chest after an apparent fight broke out next to the ATM machine in Simpson Bay. The victim passed away that same morning while being transported to the Louis Constant Fleming Hospital. Relatives of the young man said the single stab wound punctured the main artery to his heart.
The victim was laid to rest on Thursday last after which friends and family as well as members of the metropolitan community marched through the streets of Marigot and to the Collectivity demanding answers from the local government as to how they intend to fight crime.