Herstelling man charged with murder of wife


A 38-year-old porter attached to Massy Distribution was today remanded to prison for the murder of his reputed wife, Lowtie Atwaroo, whose lifeless body was found in a trench at Herstelling, East Bank Demerara on Monday.

Daniel Watson appeared before Magistrate Leron Daly at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court and was not required to plea to the indictable charge which alleged that on May 21 at Herstelling New Scheme, he murdered 32-year-old Lowtie Atwaroo, known as ‘Mona’.

Attorney Bernard DaSilva told that court that his client was beaten by the policemen who arrested him and was tricked into signing documents.

Police Prosecutor, Sanj Sing told the court that the police investigation is still ongoing with several statements outstanding from the file.

The Magistrate remanded Watson to prison until May 29 when he will appear before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.

Daniel Watson and Lowtie Atwaroo in happier times [Photo taken from Stabroek News]
News Room had reported that the man reportedly beat and strangled the woman to death in a trench about 50 feet away from their house. Watson fled the scene after neighbours flocked to the area. The incident occurred at around 21:00hrs.

Reports indicate that the couple lived together for a number of years in a common law relationship at Plantation Herstelling, however, Mona ended the relationship due to Watson’s abusive behaviour.

She relocated with her father in the same community but on the day in question, she visited Watson and did not return to her father’s house.

Subsequently, neighbours heard a woman screaming and upon checking, they saw Watson on top of Mona in the trench. Residents shouted at him, after which he fled the scene and Mona’s motionless body was found in the trench. Watson was later arrested by the police.

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