Essequibo housewife stabbed multiple times by husband

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A 23-year-old housewife is now in a serious condition at the Charity Hospital after being stabbed multiple times about her body by her husband on Monday afternoon.

The injured woman has been identified as Shenella Marks of Westbury, Essequibo Coast.

Based on information received from police PRO, Superintendent Jairam Ramlakhan, the incident occurred at around 16:00hrs on the day in question while the victim was in the vicinity of the Charity Water Front, Essequibo Coast.

Marks had reportedly moved out of her matrimonial home at Westbury, Essequibo Coast about a month ago, because of the alleged domestic abuse being meted out to her at the hands of her 36-year-old husband.

She had reportedly started living with her parents at Dredge Creek, Upper Pomeroon River, along with her eight-year-old son.

After being stabbed, the woman was rushed to the Charity Hospital where she underwent emergency surgery.

Her husband had initially fled the scene but he was quickly apprehended and, according to the police, has since confessed to the crime.

Police say the suspect also has a pending criminal charge of assault committed on Marks, against him at the Charity Magistrate’s Court.

Investigations are ongoing.

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