The 32-year-old man who reportedly murdered his ex-girlfriend’s reputed husband on May 10 2018, was on Monday morning arraigned at the Linden Magistrate’s Court before Magistrate Clive Nurse.
Corwyn Arthur called “Cross eye” of Lot 1088 Cinderella City, Amelia’s Ward, Linden was not required to plead to the indictable murder charge and was remanded to prison until June 21, 2018.
On May 10, 2018, after allegedly stabbing Claude DeJonge to death, Arthur went into hiding.
However, he was apprehended by police at about 23:45hrs on Thursday last in a house located at Bennett Dam, Rosignol Village, West Bank Berbice.
The murder occurred during the wee hours of the morning in question, at a Cinderella City home owned by DeJonge’s reputed wife, Tanya Samuels.
According to information received, DeJonge, 40, of South Amelia’s Ward, McKenzie, Linden was in bed with his reputed wife of 11 eleven years.
The accused, reportedly visited the woman’s home on May 9, Wednesday evening, while her spouse was there.
As such, an argument reportedly ensued between Arthur and DeJonge , resulting in the police being contacted and the suspect being forced to leave Samuels’ premises.
However, this seemed to anger Arthur more, who reportedly sent DeJonge a text message threatening to “make his life a living hell.”
Based on information received, the suspect then returned to the house on May 10, and gained entry into the couple’s bedroom through a window.
He then reportedly jumped onto the sleeping DeJonge and began stabbing him about his neck, shoulders and abdomen with a knife.
At that time, Samuels’, who was lying next to her now dead spouse, awoke and witnessed the ordeal.
It is alleged that Arthur told her “is you cause that!…I get poison to drink when I done.”
He then reportedly grabbed the distraught woman and dragged her out of her home, before warning her against tending to DeJonge’s injuries.
Arthur then fled the scene.
INews was told that the suspect and Samuels’ were involved in a relationship while she was still with DeJonge.
However, in December of last year, the woman allegedly broke things off with the now wanted man but he would often visit her home as a “family friend.”