Jealous ex charged with murder of 24-Y-0 woman
A 42-year-old truck driver of Golden Fleece, Essequibo Coast was on Tuesday charged with the offence of murder committed against his ex-girlfriend 24-year-old Lunisa Peters.
Police Headquarters in a statement noted that Nandran Persaud known as ‘Toppie’ or ‘Floppy’ appeared at the Anna Regina Magistrate’s Court and was not required to plea to the indictable charge.
He was remanded to prison until September 25 when the case will call at the Suddie Magistrate’s Court.
Persaud was arrested on September 10, one day after he stabbed Peters to death in a fit of rage at Supenaam Public Road, Essequibo Coast.
The young woman was stabbed to the head and body and was pronounced dead on arrival at the Suddie Public Hospital. Police recovered a knife and a rolling pin with bloodstains at the scene.
The incident occurred at around 23:30h on September 9.
Investigation revealed that Peters and the suspect had a common-law relationship and lived together until they separated; Peters moved out of the Golden Fleece home and moved to her aunt’s house at Supenaam.
It is alleged that the suspect visited the aunt’s house on the night in question and was invited inside; he and Peters were sitting in a chair when her phone rang and she answered.
According to the Police, the suspect heard a male’s voice on the other end of the call and became annoyed; he snatched Peters by her hair and dragged her into the kitchen where he grabbed a knife, took her to the bathroom and dealt her several stab wounds.
Peter’s aunt heard the commotion, raised an alarm after which the suspect ran out of the house and escaped.