Woman surrenders, charged with murder of woman at Leopold St. Christmas party

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A 23-year-old Charlotte Street, Georgetown resident was on Friday remanded to prison for the murder of Latoya Haywood, who was stabbed on Christmas day at Leopold Street, Charlestown.

Sheliza Ellis called “Sheza” appeared before Magistrate Faith McGusty at the Georgetown Magistrates’  Court and was not required to plea to the capital offence.

Ellis, who was unrepresented was remanded to prison until February 3, 2020, when it will be heard before the Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.

Dead: Latoya Haywood

According to reports, on Christmas day, Heywood was attending a family party at Leopold Street. It is alleged that Ellis was also at the party with a male, who is the child father of Heywood’s cousin.

It is alleged that Ellis got into an argument with Heywood’s cousin. At the time Heywood was standing next to her cousin.

Ellis pulled out a knife and attempted to stab the woman, but ended up stabbing Heywood instead.

Heywood was stabbed to the chest in the region of her heart and was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries on January 23, 2020 after being in a coma.

Ellis, who was on the run from the police, turned herself over to the authorities on January 28.

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