Nabaclis man kills wife, attempts suicide

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A man identified as Sherlock James is under Police guard at the Georgetown Public Hospital nursing injuries after he reportedly stabbed his wife to death during an argument Wednesday at their Lot 68 Nabaclis Side Line Dam, East Coast Demerara home.

Dead is 44-year-old Vinnette Headley-James; the incident occurred just after noon.

The News Room understands that after killing his wife, the man, who is a miner, escaped into the backdam and attempted to kill himself. He was found by the Police with a wound to the neck.

According to reports reaching the News Room, the miner was away from home working in the interior and upon his return, he and his wife got into a heated argument about an extramarital affair.

The house where the incident took place [Nakasia Logan photo]
It is reported that Vinnette wanted to end the relationship and was in the process of packing her husband’s belongings to put it out of the house when he attacked her.

Police reported that the couple had a prior argument on August 18 when the miner assaulted Vinnette and he escaped.

But he returned Wednesday and threatened to kill Vinnette because she asked him to leave the house.

According to the Police, the man went into the kitchen, picked up a knife and stabbed the woman to the neck.

One of her daughters placed her in a taxi but Vinnette died while receiving treatment at the CC Nicholson Hospital.

Police said they have three children.

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