Pregnant woman who allegedly strangled husband to death granted bail

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The 28-year-old pregnant woman who allegedly strangled her husband to death on Mother’s Day last, was on Tuesday granted bail when she appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court.

Accused; Melissa Cylus

Melissa Cylus of Soesdyke/Linden Highway, was not required to plead to the indictable charge of unlawfully killing her 32-year-old husband, Julian Anthony Reberio, on May 13, 2018.

The woman, who is the mother of a 10-month-old child and is also five months pregnant, was granted bail in the sum of $200,000.

She is expected to return to court on June 18, 2018.

On May 25, 2018, Cylus allegedly confessed to the police that she killed the father of her child following an altercation with the man at their home.

A post mortem examination proved that Reberio died as a result of asphyxiation due to compression injuries to his neck.

The accused initially told police that Reberio came home intoxicated and subsequently fell and hit his head in the house that the couple and their toddler shared.

She recounted that upon rushing the man to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre, he was pronounced dead.

However, Cylus subsequently recanted her initial story during intense interrogation and allegedly told police that the two were involved in an argument and “she became annoyed and strangled him.”

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