CASTRIES, St Lucia, CMC – Jamaica-born magistrate, Ann-Marie Smith, who was shot by armed assailants earlier in the week, was discharged from hospital late Saturday, as the Bar Association called on the government to flex its muscle to deal with the crime problem gripping the island.
Smith was treated for bullet wounds to her thigh, leg and buttocks. Upon her release, she was taken to an undisclosed location.
Eyewitnesses reported that the magistrate, who has gained a reputation in St Lucia for being tough on criminals, was entering her car to go to work when she was attacked by two masked gunmen who jumped from nearby bushes. Smith’s five year-old daughter was also in the car at the time of the incident.