Murder in church
By STACY MOORE Saturday, February 2 2013
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FABIOLA CHACON was stabbed to death in a Longdenville church on Thursday...
FABIOLA Ramona Chacon, 36, got married last November. The honeymoon was soon over and the relationship soured. On Thursday evening, she and her husband went for marriage counselling given by two pastors inside the Apostles Ministries Church in Chaguanas.
The counselling session soon degenerated into a heated argument, with Chacon leaving the counselling room to go to the washroom. What happened next has shocked even seasoned policemen. Chacon was stabbed repeatedly about her stomach and chest. She died inside the Amorsingh Street, Longdenville, Chaguanas, church before the two shocked pastors.
Up to last night, Central Division police led by Supt Johnny Abraham were on a manhunt for a 51-year-old man.
Police said at about 4 pm, residents in Amorsingh Street heard Chacon’s screams coming from inside the church. Moments later, a man — his clothes soaked in blood — was seen walking out of the church.
“I heard a woman bawling. The sound came from inside the church. I was wondering, ‘but that is a church. What could be going on inside where there is screaming?’ People were peeping out their windows. No one knew what was going on.
“Then this man came out from the church and he had blood on him. He just walked out normal, normal,” a resident told Newsday yesterday. The woman said when police arrived and an undertaker’s van followed, she realised something very bad had taken place.
“I found out that a man had killed a woman inside the church. Imagine that eh, inside the hallowed grounds of a church. They say evil is everywhere...you not even safe in a church!” the shocked woman added.
Chacon, Newsday was told, had no children and was the elder of her mother’s two children. Speaking yesterday to Newsday, Chacon’s sister Frances Chacon said she is in a state of shock. She said her sister had confided that she had began taking counselling at the church.
“My sister and I were very close and even though she got married last November, she was back and forth in Point Fortin visiting her family,” Frances said. Through her tears, Chacon said her sister had spoken of a man being aggressive to her.
“I spoke to her just yesterday (Thursday). We made plans to lime together today (yesterday). That was the last time I heard from my sister. He stabbed my sister to death. She did not deserve this,” Chacon cried.
“I want justice for my sister. She did not deserve this,” she cried. An autopsy is expected to be carried out on Chacon’s body on Monday at the Forensic Science Centre in St James.
Investigations are continuing.