Drug addict held for former guard’s murder
Police have detained a drug-addicted man who is the prime suspect in the murder of former security guard Donna Thomas, who was stabbed to death in her D’Urban Street apartment last Saturday.
The man, who was Thomas’ boyfriend, was detained in the city on Wednesday night. Police have received reports that the suspect and his 49-year-old partner were arguing at the Lot 6-9 D’Urban and Cross Streets, Werk-en-Rust residence some hours before she was found dead. However, Kaieteur News understands that the suspect has denied that he committed the act.
Thomas, a mother of three, and a former employee of Professional Guard Service (PGS), was found lying in a pool of blood on her bed with several stab wounds.
This newspaper was told that Thomas had been renting the apartment for the past eight months.
Kaieteur News understands that some of the woman’s colleagues had visited the premises on Saturday and observed that the front door was slightly open.
After calling and getting no answer, the colleagues entered the apartment and saw Thomas lying motionless on her bed with several wounds about her body.
The landlord for the apartment, Randolph Yaw, said that the woman was living with a drug addict and that the two often argued.
Yaw said that he last heard Thomas’s voice at around 23:00 hrs last week Friday just before he retired to bed.
He said that from information gathered, he understands the woman collected her wages that day. Yaw said that the man with whom Thomas was living asked for money but she refused to give him any.
He suggested that this may have led the suspect to kill Thomas.
Police detained another man who frequented the house, but he has since been released.