Ex Prison Officer admits to murdering wife

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Former Prison Officer Sheldon Prince on Monday pleaded guilty to the gruesome murder of his wife, who was fatally stabbed in the compound of the New Amsterdam Psychiatric Hospital in 2016.

Sheldon Prince formerly of Angoy’s Avenue, New Amsterdam, was arraigned before Justice Sandil Kissoon at the Berbice High Court.

He pleaded guilty to the capital offence of murder which alleged that on December 28, 2016, in the county of Berbice, he murdered Lonnette Prince.

The State was represented by prosecutor Abigail Gibbs while Prince was represented by attorney-at-law Murseline Bacchus, S.C.

A probation report was ordered by the Judge and sentencing was deferred until March 1, 2022.

On December 28, 2016, Sheldon, armed with a knife, barged into the compound of the New Amsterdam Psychiatric Hospital where Prince worked as a hairdresser and stabbed her numerous times.

At the time, the accused was a prison officer attached to the Mazaruni Penitentiary.

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