Sophia man chops wife, three daughters
A Sophia newspaper vendor went berserk last night, severely chopping his reputed wife and three daughters near their Fourth Street, ‘D’ Field residence. The assailant fled the scene and was still at large at press time.
Sources said that the mother, Dorothy Blackman, was chopped multiple times to the upper body. Donette Fordyce, 12, was chopped on the wrists which were almost severed; Wanda Fortune, 26, was chopped on the back and neck; and Latoya Wilson, 20, sustained wounds to her back. Blackman and Fordyce are said to be critical.
According to one report, Ms. Blackman’s reputed husband became furious because he believed that she was going out.
At around 21:00 hrs, the woman went to a nearby shop to purchase a phone card when the man confronted her with a cutlass and chopped her about the body.
He then turned his wrath on his step-daughters. Kaieteur News understands that he accidentally dropped his cutlass and fled when a neighbour, who armed himself with another cutlass, attempted to apprehend him.
The victims were taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital by a police vehicle.
“Look what he did to her and the children…She bought a minibus for him, then a taxi, and the woman works hard to collect and sell paper daily, and that is what he will do to her,” one resident said.