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Truck driver who brutally stabbed child mother dies by suicide

L-R: Leston Banes and Kelly Charlotte

A 28-year-old truck driver who brutally murdered his child mother, Kelly Charlotte, has died by suicide.

The dead man has been identified as Leston Banes and was found in a house, and it is suspected that he died by suicide.

MTV News Update previously reported that Charlotte was murdered at about 21:15h on Sunday.

Reports are that Charlotte ended the relationship with Banes and was living with her 27-year-old sister at One Mile Extention, Wismar, Linden.

According to the dead woman's sister, the truck driver visited the home at about 10:00h on Sunday and collected his son.

At about 21:15h that day, he returned the child to the house, and Charlotte went to the front door to collect the child.

The 27-year-old woman stated that she was in the kitchen when she heard the 22-year-old teacher shouting her name.

As a result, she immediately ran to the front of the house, where she saw the 28-year-old man stabbing her sister about her body with a knife. The woman immediately called the police while Banes made good his escape on foot.

The 22-year-old woman was taken to the Linden Hospital Complex by police ranks, where she was pronounced dead on arrival.

The woman's body was then escorted to the Pensioner's Funeral Home, awaiting a Post-Mortem Examination (PME).


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