by Khaila Gentle
BELIZE CITY, Tues. Aug. 2, 2022
A domestic dispute led to a stabbing incident that claimed the life of one Belize City man this week. In the wee hours of Tuesday morning, 27-year-old Shantel Williams and 39-year-old Louis Adolphus were in the midst of an argument at Adolphus’ home on Curassow Street, when Williams stabbed her common-law-husband in the shoulder.
According to the Commissioner of Police, Chester Williams, Louis Adolphus was seen walking on the street after being stabbed, and he even managed to give the police his account of what transpired between him and Williams. Adolphus reportedly then asked the police to take him to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH), where, moments later, he succumbed to his injuries while undergoing treatment.
Williams is currently in the custody of the police, and according to the Police Commissioner, she has claimed that she acted out of self-defense.
“We know that there are previous complaints of domestic abuse that she had filed with the police, and so the matter is with the DPP’s office at this time, and they will determine if in fact the lady will be charged, and, if yes, what she will be charged for,” he said.