Ste Madeleine man stabbed to death during altercation with woman

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Ste Madeleine man stabbed to death during altercation with woman

A domestic dispute ended fatally on Monday night as a 57-year-old man was stabbed to death by a woman known to him.

The victim is Gary Balgobin of Ste Madeleine.

The 53-year-old suspect, a housewife and mother of five, was in police custody up to last evening.  

A police report stated that shortly after 7 pm they responded to a report of a stabbing at the house in Stanleyville.

The woman allegedly told police they were arguing over his drinking and she stabbed him in the chest. She went to the kitchen and handed over a knife to the police. Balgobin was taken to the hospital where he died around 11.53 pm. 

Relatives admitted he was a heavy drinker and would become verbally abusive and “out of control” when under the influence. They said they believed the woman was acting in self-defence.

Balgobin was a grandfather of six.