Dominican police arrest 15-year-old in slaying of Canadian

By The Canadian Press
August 30, 2016 - 3:58pm

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — A police spokesman in the Dominican Republic says a 15-year-old girl has been arrested in the slaying of a Canadian man living in the Caribbean country.

Nelson Rosario says the girl is in custody and will be prosecuted as a juvenile.

Rosario said Tuesday that the girl has admitted fatally stabbing 81-year-old John Verne Ward at his home in the coastal town of La Romana on Aug. 24. He says she told authorities that she was in a relationship with Ward and that she stabbed him after they got into a fight when he tried to prevent her from leaving.

Ward's hometown in Canada was not available. The girl's name was not released because of her age.

The Associated Press

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