A mother killed and her daughter injured in “domestic dispute”

A mother killed and her daughter injured in “domestic dispute”
Mortuary services personnel remove a body from the scene where a woman was found dead and her daughter injured following a "domestic dispute" at a residence on Shaback Close off Bellot Road

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A woman was found dead and her daughter injured following a “domestic dispute” shortly after 10am at a residence on Shabbach Close off Bellot Road, according to reports.

ASP Audley Peters said officers responding to reports searched the home and found a woman lying in a pool of blood in the northeastern bathroom.

She was pronounced dead on the scene.

Peters said a second woman, the daughter of the victim, was also injured in the incident and was transported to the hospital where her condition was unknown at the time.

He said preliminary investigations showed a “sharp object” was used in the killing.

He advised that police currently have a man in custody assisting with the investigation, but could not confirm what his relationship was to the two women.

Peters also could not indicate whether all three of the parties lived at the residence. He said police are still trying to confirm the identities and the relationships of all the individuals involved.

He urged Bahamians to utilize conflict resolution practices in disagreements.

“Police would suggest to members of the public…to continue to exercise the conflict resolution skills that are necessary when expressing your concern to your friend, partner or whomever you are having a discussion, debate, dispute with,” he said.

“Consider your actions before you take them because they have consequences that are far-ranging to the extent that it could cause another person’s life and it even could cause your personal freedom.”

About Sloan Smith

Sloan Smith is a senior digital reporter at Eyewitness News, covering a diverse range of beats, from politics and crime to environment and human interest. In 2018, Sloan received a nomination for the “Leslie Higgs Feature Writer of The Year Award” from The Bahamas Press Club for her work with Eyewitness News.