Teen charged with murder of best friend

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Angelique Williams
Angelique Williams

[www.inewsguyana.com] – Eighteen-year-old Angelique Williams was on Monday arraigned for the murder of her best friend Renita Thomas at the Vreed-en-Hoop Magistrates Court.

Williams was not required to plea to the charge of when it was read to her by Magistrate Christel Lambert.

20-year-old Thomas was stabbed to death, allegedly by her best friend at Versailles, West Bank Demerara on May 21.

Family and friends of both Thomas and Williams flocked the courtroom as the charge was being read to an unsettled Williams.

A police report indicated that the 20-year-old mother of one “was involved in an argument with another female during which she was stabbed to her abdomen and head with a broken bottle. She was pronounced dead on arrival at the West Demerara Regional Hospital (WDRH).

Dead; Renita Thomas
Dead; Renita Thomas

A relative who had spoken with iNews under the condition of anonymity said that the family was still suspicious about the circumstances surrounding the young lady’s death.

It was pointed out that several friends had gone to the Aracari resort but none of the others were injured nor did they seek to intervene when the fight started between Thomas and Williams.

“Two car loads of girls and none of them ain’t hold the people back? Renita is the only one that go into the hospital with blood,” said the relative.

iNews understands that there were several altercations in the past between the two young women but they always managed to make amends; however something provoked the radical response on Thursday evening.

Further, it was stated that Thomas was warned to stay away from Williams given their differences but those warnings went unheeded.

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