Gruesome Charity murder: Teacher cut off grandmother’s hair


As Police investigate the murder of a Charity woman by her granddaughter, more chilling details have emerged.

Agatha Gamell, 75, of Charity, Essequibo Coast was found with her throat slit in the wee hours of Sunday. Police now say the woman’s hair was cut off and that the granddaughter, a teacher, had wandered over to the neighbour and attempted to hand over her baby, claiming the child was dead.

The granddaughter, 22, was arrested by Police and remains in custody.

According to the Police, the incident occurred at about 04:00hrs. Gamell lived alone and would often be visited by her granddaughter.

Police ranks at the scene on Sunday

A neighbour reported that she heard loud screams, tramping and crying of a baby coming from the home; this lasted for about fifteen minutes.

The Police were then contacted; when they arrived, they found Gamell’s body lying face up on a floormat in the kitchen.

“The body was examined and one large wound was seen behind the neck and one to the right-side temple. Also, two large wounds were seen on the back of the elderly woman’s head. All of the elderly woman’s hair was also removed from her head and placed on the kitchen floor,” the Police said.

A pair of scissors with what appeared to be blood stains were found on top of a gas stove. A broken glass jar was found on the floor next to the body and cooking salt was seen scattered on the floor.

After committing the heinous act, the granddaughter went to a neighbour’s house.

She attempted to hand over the baby to the neighbour but the neighbour refused to take the infant and so the woman walked away.

The suspect was later arrested along with her baby who the police say seem to be in good health. The baby was handed over to a family member.

The suspect was seen with injuries on her right hand. When questioned by the Police, she claimed that she does not know how she received her injuries.

She was placed in custody pending further investigations.

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