Berbice businesswoman, husband dead in apparent murder/suicide

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Dead: Rhonda Blair

A 42-year-old Berbice businesswoman, Rhonda Blair, was killed on Friday morning after being stabbed multiple times, allegedly at the hands of her husband Rudolph (aka Rudy) Blair, 46, who was also found dead aback of their home in Cumberland, East Canje, Berbice.

This publication was informed that the implicated husband, after allegedly committing the act, had a confrontation with police officers where a gunshot was fired by Rudolph who was a licenced firearm holder of a .32 pistol.

He then reportedly ventured to the back to his home where he allegedly took his own life.

Police in a subsequent report stated that his body was discovered with two suspected gunshot wounds, one to the left ear and the other to his left side chest, about 08:40hrs. Six live rounds, and one spent shell, were found next to his body.

Dead: Rudolph Blair

Rhonda Blair and her husband, Rudolph Blair, reportedly had businesses at supermarkets in New Amsterdam and Rosignol.

However, due to alleged financial issues, the Rosignol outlet was closed.

Their bodies are at the New Amsterdam Hospital Mortuary awaiting a post-mortem examination.
 Investigations are ongoing.
 

More to follow in a subsequent report.

 

Villagers gathered around the vicinity of the crime scene

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