Pork-Knocker charged with murder of teen wife

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After being on the run from the police for almost a week, a 40-year-old Pork-Knocker appeared before Chief Magistrate, Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court, charged with the murder of his 19-year-old reputed wife.

Dhanraj Theopolis called ‘Abdool’ was not required to plea to the indictable charge on Friday, January 26, 2018.

It is alleged that on January 18, 2018, at Barama Line, Baramita North West District, he murdered Lorinda Thomas. Theopolis did not have legal representation and was remanded to prison until February 6, 2018, when the matter will be called at the Mathews Ridge Magistrate’s Court.

According to reports, Thomas, a housewife and mother of one, died after she endured a severe beating at the hands of the suspect.

Reports indicate that the woman left her home to visit relatives and on her way home four hours later, she was accosted by the man while walking in Barama Line, Baramita and an argument ensued. It is alleged that in the heat of the moment, the man pushed Thomas to the ground and began kicking and stomping her in the abdomen, causing her to lose consciousness.

He then left her lying there. When the young woman regained consciousness, she made her way home, in spite of feeling a severe pain in the region of her abdomen. It was reported that the following day, the pain increased to the point where the woman could barely stand.

She decided to go to the health centre where she was admitted for observation, but succumbed as she was about to be air-dashed to the city for further treatment.

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