Liberia: Police Launch Investigation Into Stabbing Death at Former Chief Justice's Residence

 Former Chief Justice Gloria Musu Scott, top left, and the deceased identified as Charloe Musu was a graduating student of Starz University in Monrovia,  top right.

The Liberia National Police (LNP) says it has begun an investigation into the incident that took place at the Brewerville home of former Chief Justice Gloria Musu Scott on Wednesday night, leading to the death of one of her children.

Chaloe Musu, the daughter of the former Chief Justice, was stabbed during a home invasion by unidentified men.

According to a press release from LNP, Scott, who is currently under appropriate police protection, revealed in a radio interview a few days ago that her family had witnessed multiple attempts by alleged burglars to break into her home at night. “This report led to an increase in police patrol in the area.”

The statement added that preliminary findings from the Wednesday night incident, which occurred about 9:30 pm, as narrated by Scott, revealed that a man who was part of a crew she hired to carry out some construction work at her residence remained hidden inside at the end of the workday while his colleagues had retired for the day.

The man, whom former Chief Justice Scott said she had observed during the day as looking somewhat "strange," attacked her family at night and killed one of her daughters when he was tackled.

“The preliminary investigation shows no evidence of a break-in. The police are currently in search of the suspected robbers and urge the public to come forward with any information that will aid their investigation.”