Updated: May 27
A 12-member jury was empanelled before Justice Jo-Ann Barlow at the Demerara High Court to hear the trial of Alexis Thurpin, who is accused of killing her reputed husband.
Turpin, formerly of Lodge, Georgetown, has denied the charge, which stated that on July 2, 2016, she murdered Sherwin Johnson.
Starting April 20, 2022, several witnesses are expected to testify during the trial.
Last year, Turpin was first tried for the capital offence before Justice Brassington Reynolds at the Demerara High Court, where the jury could not arrive at a verdict. Justice Reynolds had ordered a re-trial into the case.
Reports are that Turpin and Johnson shared a child and lived together at Chapel Street, Lodge, Georgetown. It was reported that Johnson arrived home on July 2, 2016, and found Turpin in bed with another man.
A heated argument ensued between the parties, which escalated into a fight. During the ordeal, Turpin and the other man reportedly dealt Johnson several stabs about his body with a knife and crowbar.
Following the incident, Johnson was hospitalised, and Turpin and the man were charged with attempted murder. However, after the man succumbed to his injuries, the charge against them was upgraded to murder.