The man who killed his two children and chopped his wife was found dead today, Saturday August 24, 2013.
According to the police, Richard Lord’s decomposed body was found hanging among a clump of trees on the Zeelugt Foreshore, East Bank Essequibo.
Richard Lord was wanted by the police for questioning in relation to the murder of his two children – 5 – year – old Kimberley Houston and 2 – year – old Tarif Lord which occurred at Zeelugt Squatting Area on July 31, 2013.
He also left his 26 – year – old wife, Nazela Houston hospitalised.
It is suspected that Lord committed suicide, after committing the gruesome act.
On the night of the incident, the two children were rushed to the Leonora Cottage Hospital and were pronounced dead on arrival while their mother was transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital where she was admitted.
It was reported that the suspect went to work and returned home under the influence of alcohol. The incident began from an argument between him and his reputed wife after he accused her of having an extra martial relationship.
During the argument, Lord became enraged, picked up a cutlass and dealt the woman and children several blows about their bodies. Persons in proximity recalled hearing screams and when they went to the couple’s house, they found the woman and her two children covered in blood.