Moruca sisters were chopped trying to stop brother from hitting child

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The two Moruca sisters, Cynthia Cozier and Beverly France, were chopped by their brother on Wednesday because they tried to prevent him from hitting a child, relatives have reported.

Cynthia Cozier has since succumbed to her injuries. Her brother, 28-year-old Randy Cozier, is still on the run from Police.

Alanzo Cornelius, the father-in-law of Cynthia, told the News Room that Randy became angry after the sisters intervened and tried to stop them from hitting a child in the village. He picked up a cutlass and fired it at them repeatedly.

Cynthia, a 25-year-old mother of three was chopped to the head and other parts of the body; she had her 8-month old baby in her hand at the time. The baby was chopped to the head.

Her sister, 40-year-old Beverly, was also brutally chopped.

Police Headquarters in a statement Thursday said Cynthia succumbed to her injuries at the Suddie Hospital at around 06:30hrs Thursday, while Beverly and the baby, Kevin Suddeen, remain in a stable condition at the hospital.

The Police reported that Randy ran away after the incident, which occurred at approximately 13:00hrs where the siblings live together at Waramuri Village in Moruca, Region One.

The News Room understands that a manhunt by the police and community members was launched but has so far proved unsuccessful.

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