Lee was taken into custody on Friday morning (13th July), after he reported the killing to Police, stationed just across the street from his house in Old Road, several hours after the crime was committed. It is understood that he attempted to commit suicide, and had to be treated at the JNF General Hospital under guard.
Peniston was also a citizen of St. Vincent living in St. Kitts. Lee has been remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison.
According to Police, the altercation between the victim and the assailant occurred around 6:15 am on Friday. During the altercation, the victim was stabbed multiple times and died on the scene.
The incident brings the number of homicides for the year to 17.