By Kurt Campbell
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Police moments ago confirmed that a woman has been arrested and is in police custody assisting with the investigations into the death of 55 – year – old Donna Taylor who was found with her throat slit and hands bound aback her lot 1617 Public Road, Agricola home on Friday night (January 31).
However, sources close to iNews have indicated that the woman in police custody is a member of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), who over the last year shared a relationship with the dead woman’s son.
Reports indicate that the son in recent times have been trying to break off the relationship with the girl who has only been identified as ‘Abby’ to which she reacted repulsively.
The GDF rank was reportedly taken into police custody after police ranks who invited them to the station for questioning following the incident observed that she had changed the pants which she was wearing earlier.
iNews was reliably informed that when questioned why she had changed the pants, she attempted to deny it, however when police visited her home in Agricola, the pants was found with what is believed to be blood stains. She is reportedly claiming it is paint.
The GDF Officer, according to relatives is now the main suspect in the murder.
Meanwhile, Bertrum Taylor, the husband of the deceased is anticipating the recovery of her overseas based friend Samantha Sabat, who was injured and rendered unconscious in what was first speculated to be a robbery gone wrong. He believes her recovery will bring clarity and closure to what transpired.
The man, who showed iNews a ransacked room and claimed that several items including gadgets and money were missing, has speculated that his wife could have been the intended target.
Another relative said there was little blood in the area aback the house where the dead woman was found and speculated that she might have been murdered in the house and dragged to the back yard where her throat was then slit. There were no signs of blood in the house, apart from a few patches.
Taylor, who has been married to the deceased for over 30 years, explained that his daughter received a call around 11:00hrs from an elderly woman who lives downstairs claiming that she heard screams and scuffling coming from the upper flat where they (Donna and Bertrum) resided.
The daughter then reportedly phoned her father who left his job where he was guarding, to go home only to reach Sabat lying on the ground almost unconscious and bleeding from the head. He said she moaned a few words to him but it was unclear.
She was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where she still remains a patient. When iNews called the home of Sabat, relatives claimed she has not indicated what transpired.