Fisherman who hacked wife to death charged, remanded to prison


Otis Ricardo Kattow, the fisherman who tried to take his own life after he stabbed his wife to death a week ago was Monday charged with murder and remanded to prison.

Twenty-seven-year-old Kattow appeared before Magistrate Fabayo Azore at the Vigilance Magistrate’s Court.

He was not required to enter a plea as the charge was laid indictable.

The case was adjourned to April 25.

Kattow consumed a poisonous substance shortly after stabbing his common-law-wife, Aneeza Ishmael at their Hope Estate, East Coast Demerara (ECD) home on March 06.

He was admitted to the Georgetown Public Hospital under police guard and was only recently discharged.

The News Room was told that the couple, who shared a common-law relationship, had an ongoing domestic issue that stemmed from Kattow accusing Ishmael of being unfaithful.

Reports are that Ishmael left the house on Friday, March 03 and went to her friend’s place at Better Hope, ECD where she stayed for a few days.

Last Monday morning, she returned home in the company of her 21-year-old sister to collect her belongings.

Whilst there, the News Room understands that Ishmael was confronted by Kattow who pleaded with her not to leave. However, Ishmael insisted that she only came there for her belongings.

As a result, the Kattow became annoyed, pulled out a knife and attacked Ishmael.

Ishmael’s sister pushed her and told her to run but Kattow gave chase and stabbed her several times.

The suspect then turned his attention to Ishmael’s sister but she managed to fend him off.

He subsequently collapsed to the ground after consuming a poisonous substance.

The couple were both escorted to the Nabacalis Hospital where Ishmael succumbed around 12:20 hrs.

Police had recovered the suspected murder weapon, a knife at the scene.

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