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Man, who fatally stabbed wife with beer bottle remanded

Updated: Mar 11

L-R: Melroy La Rose and Nikesha Sutton

Twenty-four-year-old Melroy La Rose, who is accused of fatally stabbing his wife to death with a beer bottle, has been remanded to prison.

The murder accused appeared before Senior Magistrate Zamilla Ally-Seepaul in the Leonora Magistrate's Court, and the indictable charge was read to him.

The charge stated that on March 4, 2024, at Parika Backdam, East Bank Essequibo (EBE), he murdered Nikesha Sutton, a 24-year-old housewife.

La Rose of Parika and Kamwata Village in Region One was remanded to prison and is expected to make another court appearance on March 28.

A police report had stated that at about 15:00h on the day in question, La Rose went home intoxicated, and a heated argument ensued between him and his wife. Following the argument, he left the house but returned at about 17:00h, where another quarrel ensued, which led to a scuffle.

During the scuffle, the dead woman’s sister intervened, and the police said that the drunken man instructed his wife to pack her things and move out of the house.

As such, Sutton placed some clothes in a bucket and was making her way through a track to her sister’s house when La Rose picked up a beer bottle, broke it, and dealt her one stab to the neck. He then fled the scene.

The 24-year-old woman was rushed to the Leonora Cottage Hospital, where she was pronounced dead on arrival. La Rose was arrested days later in the Timehri area.


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