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Depressed teen stabs, kills mother after refusing to go to Haiti

Staff Writer

Haiti Sentinel

BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA ( – 18-year-old Frantz Polynice stabbed his mother to death inside their Brockton home Wednesday, a day after he had refused to board a plane to return to Haiti, according to police.

Mania Meneide, 44, drove her son to Logan International Airport in Boston Tuesday for a scheduled flight to Haiti with his aunt. Polynice refused to get out of the car said a police report written by State Trooper Matthew D. Hoss.

His family had decided to send Polynice to Haiti after he recently dropped out of nursing school, became depressed, and stopped eating and drinking, the report said.

After Meneide and Polynice returned home Tuesday from the airport, Meneide went to her nursing job working the overnight shift, report the Boston Globe with information from the police report.

When she returned Wednesday morning, Polynice refused to speak with his mother and ignored her pleas to eat or drink, the report said. “Leave me alone with your food,” Polynice was quoted as telling his mother.

Polynice then went downstairs and grabbed a knife from a kitchen drawer and confronted Meneide, the report said.

“The victim asked him what he was going to do with the knife and she was able to grab the knife from him, but Frantz was able to get the knife back,” Hoss wrote.

Polynice began stabbing his mother in the face and head, while Pierre went to a neighbor’s house for help, the report said.

When Pierre returned to the home, Meneide had stopped screaming but Polynice was still stabbing her, according to police.

“Frantz then turned on [Pierre] with the knife so she ran back outside and he chased her to the side porch,” Hoss wrote. “Frantz threw the knife into the bushes and sat down on the porch.”

Pierre told police that if she had stayed in the house, she would also be dead, the report said.

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