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Police authorities are questioning a 17-year-old girl who is presently in custody following the stabbing death of a 44-year-old woman in Barataria on Tuesday.

The deceased woman has been identified as Tabatha Richards.

Richards reportedly sustained fatal injuries after she attempted to iintervene in a fight between the suspect and Williams’ daughter Missy Richards.

Eighteen-year- old Missy Richards also sustained several knife wounds in the attack and is currently warded in serious condition at the Port- of- Spain General Hospital. Reports indicate that the younger Richards and the suspect got into an altercation over a boy, during which the suspect attacked the teenaged girl with a knife.

Tabatha Richards, upon seeing her daughter being attacked, reportedly attempted to intervene and was stabbed in the process.

Residents of the area were able to part the fight and the injured women were transported to hospital, where Tabatha Richards succumbed to her injuries.

The 17-year-old was detained by police officers and is said to be assisting officers with their investigation.

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