Mother stabbed to death trying to defend daughter from knife attack

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 19:00

A 44-year-old mother has been stabbed to death in Barataria.

Reports indicate that Tabatha Richards of Sixth Avenue, Barataria was stabbed to death at her home shortly after midnight on Tuesday.

Her 18-year-old daughter, Missy Richards, was also stabbed and is warded in a serious condition at the Port-of-Spain General Hospital.

According to police reports, Missy Richards was outside her home when she had an altercation with a 17-year-old girl over a boy.

During the altercation, Missy Richards was stabbed multiple times.

Police have been told that on seeing her daughter under attack, Tabatha Richards attempted to intervene to save her daughter.

She too was stabbed.

Both women were rushed to hospital where Tabatha Richards died a short while later.