Venezuelan teen stabbed by ex-boyfriend at Couva bar

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Venezuelan teen stabbed by ex-boyfriend at Couva bar

A Venezuelan teen was stabbed by her ex-boyfriend while liming at a bar in Couva on Sunday evening.

Sixteen-year-old Josmayli Chiquinquira Mata Jiminez, of Chickland Village in Freeport is in critical condition at the San Fernando General Hospital, after being stabbed with a broken bottle.

The attack took place at Driller’s Sports Bar in Couva.

Police said that that Jiminez was at the bar at around 4 p.m. when a man entered the premises.

The man armed himself with several bottles and broke them.

He then lunged at the teenager and stabbed her several times.

Bar patrons attempted to intervene but the perpetrator overpowered them and fled.

The victim was conveyed to Couva District Health Facility by patrons of the bar.
Her condition was stabilized and she was transferred by ambulance to the SFGH.

The suspect – a 23-year-old man of Baccus Trace, St Margaret’s in Claxton Bay – was detained hours after the attack.