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15-year-old girl arrested in Dominican Republic stabbing death of Canadian man

Police in the Dominican Republic arrest a 15-year-old in the slaying of a Canadian man living in the Caribbean country.

Suspect was in relationship with 81-year-old victim John Verne Ward, police say

John Verne Ward, 81, was stabbed to death in his home in the coastal town of La Romana on Aug. 24, police say. (Google)

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.