GEORGE TOWN –– A longtime Cayman Islands public servant was in critical condition yesterday after police said she was attacked by a machete-wielding man.
The woman’s 42-year-old husband was arrested shortly after the attack, which happened around 5 p.m. Tuesday at a home on Monument Road in the centre of Bodden Town, directly across from Coe Wood Public Beach.
Officials of the National Roads Authority confirmed that the victim Lois Hall-Vaughan, 53, has worked at the authority as the board’s executive secretary since 2007. She is also the authority’s information manager.
“She’s just a very calm, conscientious hard worker. You would never associate violence with her,” said NRA director Paul Parchment. “This was shocking to all of us.”
According to police, Hall-Vaughan was struck with a machete a number of times in a “violent domestic assault”,
“It is likely that she will be stable enough to be airlifted off island for vital medical treatment [yesterday],” a statement from Royal Cayman Islands Police Chief Inspector Brad Ebanks said.
Officials with the NRA confirmed that Hall-Vaughan had been airlifted to a Miami hospital yesterday. She was accompanied by her son, officials said.