Detectives have made no headway in solving the brutal murder of 25-year-old Shenese-Ann Richardson-Austin, and the only person that they had held, her estranged husband, has now been released from custody.
Attorney-at-Law Vic Puran, who is representing Richardson-Austin’s estranged husband, confirmed that his client, Christopher Austin, was released yesterday on $100,000 station bail.
Austin was detained the very day that his wife was murdered, and Puran accused the police of arresting his client without having any evidence against him and then trying to build a case. According to the attorney, Austin was at his mother’s house when his wife was murdered.
Puran said that his client received word that his wife had been injured. He then rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation, and was subsequently arrested.
Shenese-Ann Richardson-Austin, called “Buckie”, was stabbed to death in a bedroom of her Lot 502 West Ruimveldt home at around 03:00 hrs last Monday.
An autopsy revealed that she was stabbed 13 times and her jugular vein was punctured. It is alleged that four armed bandits forced their way into the residence and robbed the occupants of the house.
According to the young woman’s sister, Rihanna Haynes, the bandits seemed to know where everything was situated in the house.
The men reportedly entered the room where Richardson-Austin was eating and watching television.
The other occupants of the house reportedly heard Richardson-Austin pleading for her life while telling the men to take whatever they wanted. They then heard her screaming.
After the intruders left, family members rushed to Richardson-Austin’s room and found her lying facedown in a pool of blood with multiple stab wounds.
There are reports that Richardson-Austin was the victim of physical abuse and had been repeatedly threatened.
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