Ithaca killer caught in West Canje cane fields
Glynston Williamson, who allegedly butchered his ex-girlfriend and wounded her daughter and niece, was captured at around 10:20 hrs yesterday by Joint Services ranks who tracked him to the canefields at Lochabar, West Canje.
Williamson, called ‘Addie’ of Angoy’s Avenue, New Amsterdam, was unarmed and surrendered without any resistance.
Apparently referring to the brutal murder of his ex-girlfriend and the wounding of the two girls, Williamson reportedly described himself as “an animal” that did not deserve to live.
Police sources said the fugitive also suggested that the ranks should have killed him rather then take him in alive.
The muddy and tearful suspect was subsequently handcuffed and taken into police custody.
He is expected to appear this week in the New Amsterdam Magistrate’s Court.
Kaieteur News understands that at around 09:00 hrs yesterday, residents of Lochabar informed police that the 30-year-old Williamson was hiding in the canefields.
A Joint Services team ventured into the area and eventually located the suspect, who had been on the run for three days.
Gertrude Edwards was at her Lot 282 Ithaca Main Road, West Bank of Berbice home at around 05:00 hrs on Friday when the suspect allegedly slashed her throat, almost decapitating her in the process.
The suspect also allegedly slashed the throats of Edwards’ daughter, 13-year-old Kerry Edwards, and her 16-year-old niece, Samantha Charles.
However, they survived the attack and were admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of the New Amsterdam Hospital.
They are said to be in a stable condition.
Police in Berbice recovered two knives from the scene, one of which is suspected to be the murder weapon.