ST. LUCIA-Five year old chops older brother over chicken


(St.  Lucia Times)

A fight over a piece of chicken has left a nine-year-old boy nursing a cutlass wound to the head.

The boy was struck with a cutlass across the head by his five-year-old brother in an apparent fight over a piece of chicken, according to information obtained by St Lucia Times.

The extent of the injury was not immediately clear.

The incident is reported to have occurred at Babonneau shortly after 4 pm Sunday.

The mother of the children is said to have been asleep at the time of the chopping. She transported the victim to Victoria Hospital for medical attention.

A report has been made to the Babonneau Police Station.

The age of criminal responsibility in St Lucia begins at 12.

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