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Woman Stabbed to Death by Sister in Law

One woman is dead and a second has been detained after an argument led to murder on Easter Sunday. The gruesome murder has sent shockwaves through the quiet rural community of Gracie Rock Village. Reporter Vejea Alvarez has the story on how it all unfolded.

Vejea Alvarez, Love News: A tranquil day in the rural community of Gracie Rock Village quickly turned into a nightmare for the Staine family as they witnessed the gruesome murder of their loved one. 21 year old Venecia Staine left home on Friday to spend quality time with her parents on their farm for the Easter holidays but she didn’t make it to the weekend. Around 3:45 on Sunday afternoon Staine was brutally attacked and stabbed to death by her sister in law 25 year old Liane Davis. According to head of the National Criminal Investigation Branch Senior Superintendent of Police Hilberto Romero the callous act was the result of an ongoing conflict between the two. 

Hilberto Romero, Head of Criminal Investigation Branch

Hilberto Romero, Head of Criminal Investigation Branch: “They had previous misunderstandings in the past and that is what led to this incident. “

Vejea Alvarez, Love News: Could alcohol have been a factor in that dispute ? 

Hilberto Romero, Head of Criminal Investigation Branch:  “That is being investigated but at this time they had previous misunderstandings and that is what led to the stabbing.”

Vejea Alvarez, Love News: Beverly Staine, Venecia’s sister, who is also the eldest of the siblings agrees with the police. Staine says Davis was a difficult person to be around, in fact Sunday’s fatal stabbing was a result of a string of altercations between Davis and the Staine family especially Venecia.

Beverly Staine, Sister of Deceased: “If I knew this was going to happen I would have told my sister “Sis you’re going to the village you know Liane doesn’t like you.” I would have told her sis watch your back. We didn’t think anything like this because we were done with that but not knowing that she had a different plan for my sister.”

Vejea Alvarez, Love News:  So does the family somewhat believe that it was something that was intended ? 

Beverly Staine, Sister of Deceased

Beverly Staine, Sister of Deceased: “Yes because my next sister in law she lives back here she told me that Liane has it planned because Venecia and her had had an altercation in Belize City and Venecia beat her. So my sister in law said she went there and told her that if Venecia ever comes back up here she would bust her ass and that she would do it facing my mom, my dad and none of them would be able to do anything. She told her that and she said she told her “You are at those people’s place why would you do something like that ?” She said she would make sure the Venecia wouldn’t boast that she beat her this time.”

Vejea Alvarez, Love News:  Beverly who resided with her on Antelope Street says the news of her sister’s death seemed unreal. 

Beverly Staine, Sister of Deceased: “My brother in law called so I was trying to get my other sister Sherilee out where she works because I told her  “You heard what happened to Moki ? She said “Yes I heard she got stabbed.” I said they are taking her down so I thought it wasn’t serious like that but five minutes after my brother in law called me and told me Bev you heard what happened I said what happened? He said you hear Mochi got stabbed ? I said yes I heard that. And then he asked me if I’m alright and everything and I told him yes. Then he told me, he said if I heard police are taking down the body. So I said body of what ? He said my sister so I bawled out and told him “No. I just spoke to my sister before it can’t be my sister.” He told me yes Bev and I told him stop playing with me like that, that I don’t play like that. He said I’m not playing Bev. He said Your sister passed and I bawled out.”

Vejea Alvarez, Love News:  The family is left in immense pain coping with the sudden loss of their loved one, a young woman who is described as sweet and loving soul. 

Beverly Staine, Sister of Deceased: “She was an energetic person. She liked to have fun. She looked out for her family but she was the one that had smart mouth. If my mom would need anything or anyone of us needed anything she would say Bev let’s do this or Bev let’s do that. She was a nice person.”

Vejea Alvarez, Love News: Police recovered a kitchen knife with a five inch blade from the scene, likely the weapon used in the crime. Davis was detained and is expected to be charged whilst Staine’s body is at the morgue. For now authorities are awaiting the results of an autopsy.

Davis has been charged with murder, attempted murder, and the use of deadly means of harm.