Victim to be buried today
No new light has yet been shed on the brutal stabbing on Joseph Pollydore Street, Lodge, which left Julius Chung dead and Dianne Browne nursing wounds about her body.
The police had openly stated that they were not entirely sure that the 40-year-old Chung had taken his own life.
The police recovered two bloodied knives from the crime scene, sparking suspicion that Browne’s story may not have been entirely accurate.
Commissioner of Police, Henry Greene, had said that Browne, despite her injuries, was being treated a suspect.
A police official explained that since Browne had been admitted to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC), the police had made several attempts to question her, but she had declined to speak with the police, saying that she was not well enough.
However, Browne found herself well enough to speak with this newspaper on the very day she was admitted into the GPHC.
Meanwhile, the dead man’s mother, Roslyn Chung, said that her family has not yet heard any word from the authorities about the investigation into her son’s death. “We want to know what is going on,” said Roslyn.
Julius’s body will be laid to rest today at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, in Prashad Nagar, after a viewing at the Sandy’s Funeral Parlour.
Chung was found dead in a pool of blood in the bottom flat apartment of his ex-girlfriend, Dianne Browne, minutes after he had stabbed her several times.
Browne reportedly sustained stab wounds to both of her hands, abdomen and back before she was able to rush out of her downstairs apartment to seek help from neighbours.
There were conflicting reports of what really transpired, but the victim’s neighbour, Lawrence Ferdinand, who lives on the upper flat of the two-storeyed building, said that he was watching the cricket match between the West Indies and England when he heard sounds coming from the downstairs apartment.
Shortly afterwards he heard sounds as though someone was climbing the stairs that led to his front door and a voice shouting: “Help, Mr Ferdinand, help!”
He said that he opened up and was greeted by the horrific sight of a bloodied Browne at his front door. Ferdinand said that Browne was clutching her left side as blood oozed from the wound near her tummy.
He explained that the woman told him that her child’s father had stabbed her. At the time he had no idea that Chung was lying dead in a pool of blood in the front bedroom of the downstairs apartment.