Wife stabs husband to death after he choked her, threatens to push her head in fire


A woman is in Police custody for the murder of her 35-year-old husband who reportedly choked her and threatened to push her head in a fire during a heated argument on Sunday, April 12 at Big Cannaballi, Barama, Waini River North West District.

Dead is Clarence Williams also known as Clarence Millington who was a miner.

Police Headquarters in a statement Tuesday night said on the day in question at around 17:00hrs, Williams was under the influence of alcohol when he told the suspect that he will push her head in the fire.

An argument ensued and Williams reportedly choked his wife who was at the time cleaning fish with a knife. In retaliation, the woman stabbed Williams twice in the region of his groin.

Police said he was later found motionless on his bed and was taken to the Kumaka District Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

The body is at the hospital’s mortuary awaiting a post mortem examination.


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