Police Sergeant Roure Francis ran over his reputed wife with a speeding car, killing her, before taking his own life. Dead is 25-year-old Hannah Christine Boston.
The incident took place on Friday on the Essequibo Coast.
After committing the gruesome act, Sergeant Francis, who ingested a poisonous substance, had been hospitalised in a critical state at the Suddie Public Hospital but later died.
*Below is a statement from Police Headquarters on the incident*:
Commander for Regional Division #2, Superintendent Khemraj Shivbaran said ranks are presently investigating a report of an incident involving Sergeant 17775 Roure Francis of Anna Regina Police Headquarters, and the mother of his children (now deceased) which occurred today (Friday, 23rd of September, 2022).
At about 09:05 hrs today, a woman visited the Police Station and reported that Sergeant Roure Francis, who is stationed at the Regional Police Division #2 and in charge of the Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR), was trying to kill her daughter at Riverstown, Essequibo Coast.
As a result, Regional Police Commander Superintendent Khemraj Shivbaran and other ranks proceeded to the mentioned area. On arrival, Sergeant Francis’ car # PAB 8894 was found in a rice field with all windows up.
A female (age, name and address unknown at that point in time) was about ten (10) feet from the vehicle, clad in a green and white stripe jacket and green skirt. The woman appeared to be motionless. A black handbag was attached to her left hand, and a plastic bottle (suspected to have contained poison) was seen next to her right hand.
Checks were made inside motor car PAB 8894, and Sergeant Francis was seen in the driver seat, in an inclined position and in an unconscious state. He was extracted from the vehicle and taken to Suddie Public Hospital, along with the female.
The following items were found in the car: one (1) black Samsung cell phone, one multi-coloured shirt and one (1) grey trousers. The crime scene is presently cordoned off and is being processed. Police later identified the woman as Hannah Christine Boston, the mother of Sergeant Francis’ children, who resided at Lima Sands.
Hannah Christine Boston was pronounced dead at 11:25 hrs by a doctor at the Suddie Public Hospital. Sergeant Francis was admitted as a patient in the A&E unit at the said hospital but subsequently died.
[3:02 PM, 9/23/2022] Feona: Attorney General in talks with US Department of Justice on extradition between the two countries
A delegation headed by Mr. Rob W. MacDonald, Trial Attorney, US Department of Justice, Office of International Affairs and including members of the United States Marshall Service, Department of Justice and US Law Enforcement Officers with responsibilities for the Caribbean Region met with Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs Hon. Mohabir Anil Nandlall, SC, MP, on Tuesday 20th September 2022.
This engagement is another step of deepening relations between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of Guyana on the important issue of the administration of criminal justice, with particular focus on extradition from Guyana to the United States of America and from the United States of America to Guyana.
Also attending the meeting with the Attorney General was Solicitor General Mr. Nigel Hawke.