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Woman in serious, but stable condition after being assaulted by ex

Weeks of harassment, threats and stalking almost ended tragically this morning when 27-year-old Margaret Christopher was viciously attacked by her former companion as she and her six-year-old son disembarked from a bus at Parris Hill, St Joseph.

Christopher, a resident of Halls Road, St Michael is this evening in serious but stable condition at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) after being slashed across her throat and from ear to mouth. Her attacker also remains at the QEH, under police guard, after cutting his wrists.

In an interview with Barbados TODAY, Christopher’s 39-year-old sister Velma Phillips said she was shaken by the attack.

“As far as I know they are no longer in a relationship. He has been calling me and threatening to cut up my sister and kill her.

“I listened to his threats but never took them seriously,” said the Pioneer Road, Bush Hall, St Michael resident.

“She complained to the police and the police asked her if she wanted them to arrest him. [But] she asked them to warn him. He would go by her house and knock on the house and make himself a nuisance.”

Phillips, who is hypertensive, said that as her sister got off the bus around 7:15 a.m. to head to a village shop where she worked, the man emerged from behind a bus stop and attacked her in full view of their son.

“My sister tried to defend herself but he was too strong for her. A lady who was near the bus stop tried to assist my sister but even with her assistance they could not keep him off,” she said.

Phillips said her sister was expected to undergo surgery today.

She said doctors had told the family that they believed Christopher would pull through even though her injuries were serious.


23 Responses to VICIOUS ATTACK

  1. Alleyna Brathwaite
    Alleyna Brathwaite August 13, 2014 at 1:20 am

    If he did like Gorg, he would be drunk and possibly at home but now he at the hospital under police watch……..idiot

  2. Patranell Callender
    Patranell Callender August 13, 2014 at 1:21 am

    Praying for this lady

  3. Michael Collymore
    Michael Collymore August 13, 2014 at 1:31 am

    Listen out for the AG…more talk

  4. Sharon Woolley
    Sharon Woolley August 13, 2014 at 1:47 am

    Shocking attack, but so sad that a young child had to witness this

  5. Rickie Brown
    Rickie Brown August 13, 2014 at 2:09 am

    Women and children are NOT SAFE!!!! terrible attack!!

  6. Wendy Clarke
    Wendy Clarke August 13, 2014 at 3:34 am

    No just breaks up anymore. Why?

  7. Donna Clarke
    Donna Clarke August 13, 2014 at 4:23 am

    This I so sad. That man needs to be locked up and the key thrown far away. It seems men these days can’t come out of a relationship, walk away and get in with their lives. Why do they have to keep killing or trying to maim the women? Do you hear women killing men when they put numerous horns in our backside? No, we talk off our girlfriends ears, cry, lose weight, cut our hair, shake it off eventually and move on. I am so tired of reading about these domestic abuse cases, serious intervention is needed. Michael Collymore, I agree with you, we shall listen for more talk and no action from our AG!

  8. Cassandra Gittens
    Cassandra Gittens August 13, 2014 at 5:00 am

    he needs a good beat down or to be put 8 feet under

  9. Jodi Moosberger-Springer
    Jodi Moosberger-Springer August 13, 2014 at 5:38 am

    Praying the lady makes it through her injuries an survives this tragedy

  10. shannon Haynes August 13, 2014 at 6:22 am

    He’s a coward he want killing

  11. Queenie ShaSha
    Queenie ShaSha August 13, 2014 at 6:28 am

    why do men think they own a woman….i sorry couple men didnt around to brat his azz up….be careful who u give yuhself to ladies…real talk…men like dem in crisis or sain….young ones killing each other and killing the women too…

  12. Queenie ShaSha
    Queenie ShaSha August 13, 2014 at 6:31 am

    the ag shud step in hear a d put laes in place for thr quick expedition and dealing with men who threaten harrasss and stalk women …and furthermore they shud b quickly imprisoned with hard labor for attacking or killing women

  13. Patrick Blackman August 13, 2014 at 7:20 am

    This is very sad, lets hope the victim makes a speedy recovery. The bigger picture here is that domestic violence has to stop , no longer should it be tolerated in society. The police need to take a no nonsense approach to this issue and the courts need to as well.

    Every case of domestic violence should be prosecuted, the victim cannot alter this because of any reason whats so ever.

    Once there is domestic violence the aggressor should be arrested and charged on the spot and an immediate restraining order issued for at least 30 days, the victim is not required to press charges or withdraw charges , this can only be done by the police hence the victim remains independent of the prosecution.

    • jr smith August 13, 2014 at 11:41 am

      Barbados has become, very violent and lawless. Always so want to be like the US. well we have arrived, drugs, guns , knives, road accidents. bajans men were always wife and woman beaters , but they have gotten away with so much over the years , its all taken for granted.
      Personal violance needs to be handle as a criminal intention and don’t matter who assault whom the matter should be punished by law. History has been forgotten,nothing has been learnt from the past.
      Bajans need to use the courts more often to help in there survival, only the strong survive.
      Today’s Barbados is the end product of what was the start of clever politics and a brave new leader, he would never thought it would have turned out this way, the great Errol Barrow.

  14. Mhizz Pookie Sweets
    Mhizz Pookie Sweets August 13, 2014 at 7:37 am

    Hope she recover when will bim stop all this domestic violence thing and the hurtful thing is that it happen in front the child it is shocking very shocking I feel that if you go to the police for something like this the matter should be dealt with fast before it gets out of control we as women we need to protect ourselves from these things before the get out of hand he should be locked up long time from the time he was harassing her serious thing I don’t understand u and a woman finish and u going still going to harass her he should be lock up or move on with his life straight

  15. Marva Pandor
    Marva Pandor August 13, 2014 at 8:06 am

    How many more?

  16. jr smith August 13, 2014 at 8:40 am

    How many deaths and assaults on women and hurt famillies in Barbados, must be accepted, before the police and government take this issue seriously . Living in the UK , this same problem occured, the casual behaviour of the above mention authorities.
    I will bet if,any women of that mention group,suffered the same fate of past and present women,they would do what ever possible to have justice for they family.
    Bajans need justice and it seems as though, criminal and the criminal elements in barbados have no regards for the common law. Hanging is the order of the day.
    Bajans need to arrested,so long an assault takes place ,wheather the person who was assaulted agrees or not, this should we lawful in barbados., whether its man or woman.
    Barbados has become a very violent, lawless society, and to our police this shit needs to stop,we also as bajans must help the law enforcers to free our barbados from ths virmin.

  17. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce August 13, 2014 at 8:46 am

    Lord have mercy! The sister should of reported the moron. The poor child had to suffer and witness the heartless moron attacking his mum. Very proud of the lady who try to help. Wasting tax payers money trying to patch he up, wanna making pure mock sport.

  18. Sharon Sealy
    Sharon Sealy August 13, 2014 at 9:38 am

    Am I missing something I didn’t see the child’s name mentioned in this article

  19. Ryan Hunte
    Ryan Hunte August 13, 2014 at 10:34 am

    Bajan men what are doing ? Million woman in the world . You can’t seem to stop with this , we in done foolish thing . Need to let go and just move on . Need to think first before you act on emotions…

  20. Bobby Brown
    Bobby Brown August 13, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    I am sure the police knew about this what were they doing

  21. jr smith August 14, 2014 at 5:52 am

    Please, dont be carried,that child needs legal protection, the child suppose to have seen the attack.


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