19-year old girl kills lesbian lover, in custody

February 27, 2011 | By | Filed Under News 

Dead: Sonobia James

A 25-year-old woman was stabbed to death early yesterday by her 19-year-old female lover outside the popular “Red Dragon” night spot.
Dead is Sonobia James, also called Stacy James, of Lot 46- 46 Rasville Housing Scheme. The woman’s 19-year-old lover, who was identified as Tiffany Clarke, was arrested at the Georgetown Public Hospital and is in police custody.
A close relative of the dead woman yesterday told Kaieteur News that the family got the news shortly after 05:00hrs yesterday.
According to the relative about five of the woman’s friends came to her home calling for her.
“They came around 05:00hrs ….I heard them calling for me and I looked outside.”
She further told this publication that the persons requested an audience with her, but because of the time she was hesitant and kept questioning why they were there.
It was only after one of the friends blurted out that Sonobia was killed, that she rushed from the window, she said.
“They kept asking me to come downstairs….but I was hesitant, it was only after one of them shouted out that she dead…..I run outside quick after I hear that.”
The relative said that she quickly got dressed and rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where she confirmed the grim news.
Sources at the Georgetown Public Hospital yesterday told Kaieteur News that James died from a single stab wound to the neck. James, a mother of two young boys, was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital.
Kaieteur News understands that the murder weapon found at the scene.
When this newspaper visited the scene yesterday, persons were tightlipped. However one man who would frequently hang out at the club told this newspaper that James was seen speaking with another female.

The suspect Tiffany Clarke

The man said that the suspect was inside of the club and came out and saw the two ladies chatting.
The eyewitness said that the suspect approached the two ladies and an argument between James and the suspect ensued.
The man said there was a scuffle but he did not realize that James was stabbed. He said it was only after friends started shouting “Stacy get stab” that he realised what had transpired.
The eyewitness said that James was picked up by the suspect and some of her friends and rushed to the hospital.
Kaieteur News understands that the suspect never really realised that James was seriously wounded.
According to reports staffers in the emergency unit after pronouncing that James had died did not inform the group of persons who brought her to the hospital.
“After the nurses learnt that the suspect was outside in the waiting area, they quickly contacted the police who arrived promptly and arrested her,” explained a hospital source.
The source further told this publication that it was only after the police arrived, that the suspect became aware that James had died.
During a visit yesterday to the woman’s home neighbours said that the couple started living together some time last year.
One neighbour said that the two women would frequently argue and in some instances the arguments became physical.
Kaieteur News understands that relatives of the dead woman were not appreciative of her lifestyle, but never left her out.
The family suffered a similar loss a few years ago when two young cousins were killed on Mandela Avenue by a speeding driver.
(Latoya Giles)

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