Man stabs wife to death; attacks mother-in-law after she tried to intervene

KILLED: Vanessa Benjamin
KILLED: Vanessa Benjamin

…suspect attempts suicide 

A West Berbice woman is now dead after she was stabbed several times by her reputed husband during an argument on Thursday evening.

Dead is 21-year-old Venessa Benjamin of Ithaca, West Bank Berbice, Region Five (Mahaica/Berbice).

Details of the incident are still sketchy. However, INews understands that the suspect and Benjamin were involved in a heated argument when it is alleged that he started stabbing her.

Upon seeing what was happening, her mother tried to intervene and was also injured.

Benjamin and her mother were taken to the Fort Wellington Hospital where the 21-year-old was pronounced dead on arrival.

Her mother was subsequently transferred to the New Amsterdam Hospital.

Meanwhile, the suspect was also taken to the same Hospital after he tried to take his own life.

The police are investigating.