Woman who stabbed man to death said he abused her frequently

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A 30-year-old woman who is accused of murdering her partner says she was frequently abused by him.

Michael Wilson, 40, a labourer of Sideline Dam, Golden Grove, East Coast Demerara died after he was stabbed twice during an argument with the woman on Monday morning.

Police Headquarters reported that the incident occurred at about 08:15hrs.

According to reports, the couple were together for the past two years. The woman said she faced physical and verbal abuse from Wilson.

Police said the couple started arguing on Sunday after the woman told Wilson she was ending the relationship and would be returning to her parents’ house.

On Monday morning, while packing her belongings, the woman and Wilson got into a violent argument during which Wilson armed himself with a knife and stabbed the woman to her left forearm.

Police said the woman then managed to disarm Wilson and stabbed him twice to his abdomen.

An EMT was summoned, and they arrived at the scene and took Wilson to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he was admitted at the Emergency Unit in an unconscious state and subsequently died while receiving treatment, the Police reported.

The woman remains hospitalised under police guard.

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