Clarence Carter, 53, appeared in court today and was not required to plead to the indictable charge which stated that on January 18, at his home in Linden, he murdered his reputed wife Leolyn Sullivan.
Carter, of Phase 1B Wisroc, Linden appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts, and was remanded to prison. The matter was also transferred to the Linden Magistrates’ Court for February 2.
Reports are that Sullivan and Carter had a domestic dispute at home which stemmed from the woman’s alleged infidelity when Carter allegedly whipped out a knife and stabbed her about the body.
INews understands that the deceased had travelled to Georgetown on Friday last to conduct business and had returned late Sunday evening. She had reportedly confided in a friend that she and Carter were expected to meet with ‘Welfare’ over some issues on Monday.
On the fateful night, the murder accused reportedly confronted the woman about allegations of infidelity and the argument soon turned violent. When Carter began his attack on the woman, she reportedly tried to escape by plunging through a window. The man attempted to pursue her when her 18-year-old daughter intervened in an attempt to stop him. However, he also dealt her several stabs. Reports are that Carter later turned the knife on himself, slashing his wrists and neck.
Neighbours who heard the screams subsequently ran to the women’s rescue and rushed them to the Linden Health Center. Sullivan, however, was pronounced ‘dead on arrival’.