Berbice farmer who murdered wife dies after consuming poison

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Now both dead: Tovanie Simmons and Imran Lyte in happier times

The 30-year-old man who brutally stabbed his wife to death before consuming poison on the evening of Wednesday last (June 20), is now dead.

This was confirmed by the police who stated that the man succumbed on Sunday evening at the Port Mourant Hospital.

The now dead man, Imran Lyte, a farmer, murdered his reputed wife, Tovanie Simmons, 28, of Second Street, Limilar, Corentyne, Berbice.

The incident occurred at about 23:20hrs.

According to information received, Simmons was staying at her mother’s residence, and as such, on the evening in question, Lyte visited the home to discuss a misunderstanding between him and the woman’s brother.

Filr photo: The house where the incident occurred

However, the 28-year-old mother of four and Lyte became involved in a heated argument.

This resulted in the accused whipping out a knife from his left side pants waist and stabbing Simmons several times.

The woman who barely managed to run out of the house, jumped from the veranda, and ran about 200 meters east before she fell to the ground.

Lyte then reportedly ran up behind the defenceless woman and slit her throat, before fleeing the scene to hide out in the back dam area of the village.

Simmons was rushed to the New Amsterdam Hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival.

She sustained 12 stab wounds to her neck, left breast, back, left hip, left forearm, right chest and chin, collectively.

Lyte then attempted to take his own life by drinking gramaxone.

He was rushed to the Port Mourant Hospital, under police guard.

For a brief period his condition was listed as stable before he died.

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