A 30-year-old woman was taken into Police custody on Monday after stabbing her abusive reputed husband to death at their Lot 109 Sideline Dam, Golden Grove, East Coast Demerara (ECD) home. The dead man has been identified as Michael Wilson, a 40-year-old labourer .
Police Headquarters reported that the incident occurred at around 08:15h on Monday.
Enquiries disclosed that Wilson and suspect are common-law partners and lived together at the aforementioned address for the past two years.
They occupied the upper flat of a two-storey concrete building measuring about 30 feet in length and 25 feet in width in a fenced yard.
Domestic problems existed between them, and the now deceased man frequently accused his spouse of being unfaithful and would physically and verbally abuse her, the Police revealed.
According to the Police report, on Sunday, the woman informed her partner that she was ending their relationship and would be returning to her parents’ home.
However, at around 08:00h on Monday, the woman and Wilson got into a heated argument while she was in the process of packing her belongings to move out of the home they shared.
Police said that Wilson, who was armed with a knife, assaulted the woman, leaving her with a cut on her forearm. The woman then disarmed him and dealt him two stabs to his abdomen.
As such, an Emergency Medical Technician was summoned to the scene and escorted the injured man to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he died while receiving treatment.
The woman was escorted to the Nabacalis Hospital by the Police where she was seen by a doctor and was subsequently taken to the GPHC where she remains under Police guard.