first_img– 2nd ECD woman to be killed within 1 weekShamaine Frank, a janitor of Lot 317 Victoria Village, ECD, was stabbed to death by the father of her three children at her home in the village in the wee hours of Sunday morning.Murdered on Sunday: Shamaine FrankBased on information received, the suspect was seen entering the 27-year-old woman’s yard at about 3:00h on Sunday, and was ordered by the victim’s brother to leave the premises, because of the abuse his sister had suffered at the hands of this suspect.This brother has told investigators that, shortly thereafter, he heard screams, and went to his sister’s aid. He thus discovered her with a stab wound to her left side breast; and upon inspection, he also discovered that three louvre panes had been removed from a window. It is believed that the suspect gained entry into the house by removing the louvre panes. After committing this act, the suspect reportedly departed through a back door, which was discovered open.It is believed that the suspect and the victim were engaged in an argument when the victim was attacked and fatally stabbed.The injured woman was taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where she was pronounced dead on arrival. The suspect, meanwhile, has since gone into hiding. He works in the hinterland, and investigators believe he might be heading there.Guyana Times understands that Frank and the suspect had been together for quite some time, during which she had constantly been subjected to abuse; but, for the sake of her three children, she had repeatedly forgiven him for abusing her.The couple had recently rented an apartment at Mon Repos, ECD, but because the abuse had continued, Frank had returned to the home she had shared with her siblings.Murdered on Wednesday last:Vinetta Headley-JamesThis, Guyana Times was told, had an impact on the children, and the Welfare Department of the Social Protection Ministry had been called in. The couple had been instructed to seek counselling in order to reconcile their relationship, but the abuse had continued.Spousal murdersThis is the second spousal murder committed within one week. Just a few days ago, 44-year-old Vinetta Headley-James, a late clothes vendor and mother of eight, was attacked and stabbed to death at Nabaclis, ECD by her husband, who had accused her of infidelity.It has been reported that, two Sundays ago, the now dead woman was attacked by her husband and stabbed to the face and neck, but had managed to escape with her life.On Wednesday last, he returned to the home but, to his dismay, found his wife in the process of putting his belongings out of the house. He reportedly had requested that the woman cease putting his belongings out of the home, but the woman had continued so doing.This allegedly angered the suspect, who reportedly armed himself with a knife from the kitchen and attacked his wife, fatally wounding her to the neck. Rushed to the Nabaclis Hospital, she succumbed while receiving treatment.The suspect was later discovered lying in a clump of bushes close to the house with a self-inflicted stab wound to his neck. He was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he was treated and later handed over to the Police.He is yet to be charged for the murder.last_img

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