Wednesday 25 November, 2020

DPP to be approached for charging instructions in mom’s murder

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Investigators are expected to approach the officials at the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions for instructions on how to charge two persons held for the murder of 53-year-old Geeta Newman. 

Newman, a mother of three, was found dead at her home along Southern Main Road, Plaisance Park, on the night of June 16. 

An autopsy revealed that the woman as a result of asphyxiation – suspected to be from suffocation – and that her body bore wounds consistent with blunt force trauma.  

According to police reports, officers of the St Margaret’s Police Station received a report of suspicious activity, suspected to be related to a domestic disturbance. Upon arriving at the scene, the officers met a man and a woman. 

The two pointed the officers to Newman’s body, which was lying on a couch. It was covered by a sheet, police said. 

At the time, the officers did not detect any visible marks, but in keeping with procedures, an autopsy was ordered to confirm the cause of death. 

Two relatives who reside on the same property were taken in for questioning. 

Officers were told Newman was last seen alive on the previous day, and sometime after that, during a loud argument at the home, she was heard screaming. 

When she was not seen again the following day, the police were called. 

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