Monday 22 July, 2019

Husband charged for chopping wife to death

A 53-year-old Cunupia man has been charged for the murder of his wife.

Don Sooknanan is expected to appear in the Chaguanas Magistrates’ Court on Monday, after charges were laid against him last Friday.

Police say the 53-year-old man got into an argument with his wife Bassie Sooknanan on April 26 after which he attacked her, chopping her several times.

The woman died at the scene, while her attacker, who made a failed suicide attempt, was hospitalised.

The 53-year-old man was immediately arrested by officers of the Homicide Bureau of Investigations (HBI) Region 3 after being discharged from hospital.

He was later charged by Cpl. Forbes.

Investigations were supervised by Supt. (Ag.) Lucia Winchester, of HBI Region 3.

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