Oct 16, 2012 News Comments Off on Goedverwagting murder suspect hospitalised after ingesting poison
A man who stabbed his reputed wife to death and seriously wounded her sister remains handcuffed to a bed at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation after he reportedly ingested a poisonous substance.
The man swallowed the poison yesterday morning as he was being pursued by a policeman to whom he was pointed out by a relative of the woman he had killed hours earlier.
The man Alex Douglas, 42, had stabbed 41-year old Allison Bowen to death around 23:00 hours on Sunday following a heated argument at her Goedverwagting, East Coast Demerara home.
Bowen’s sister, Nicole King, is also a patient at the same hospital after she too was stabbed while trying to save her sister.
Yesterday, when this newspaper visited the hospital, the suspect denied taking a poisonous substance. He declined to say what had transpired on Sunday night.
This newspaper understands that Bowen had ended her relationship with the suspect earlier on Sunday after suffering constant physical abuse during the period she lived with him.
Later that evening the man barged into her home while she and her children were in the living room.
This newspaper understands that Bowen desperately tried to contact the police on her cellular phone but failed initially.
A police source said that the woman had contacted the police earlier on Sunday, informing them that Douglas had threatened to kill her.
One of the policemen gave her his cellular phone number and advised her to call him should the suspect turn up.
Bowen eventually managed to contact the police after she had fled to her sister’s house to escape from her attacker.
But as it turned out the police arrived after she was fatally stabbed.
Relatives informed that Douglas was locked up on several occasions for beating Bowen, but he was never charged.
One of the dead woman’s sons, Joshua Barton, told this newspaper that his mother was walking back to her house with the assurance that the police were on their way when Douglas launched his vicious attack.
“I see he coming with a bicycle and he had the knife in he waist. Auntie Nicole say, ‘Why you don’t stop knocking me sister?’ She go in de way and he tek off he bag from he back, put down he bike and pull out de knife. We tell she ‘mommy run’ and she run but he run behind mommy and lash she into Chinese bench and start jukking. Mommy start hollering but he continue jukking.
“After we auntie parting, he juk she too. Me brother try fuh part too and he get juk on he hand,” the young Barton related.
He said that as his mother lay on the ground, the suspect ran away, while his wounded aunt urged him to get help for the mortally wounded Bowen.
But by the time neighbours ran to the scene, Bowen had already appeared dead.
Eventually a police patrol vehicle arrived and took both Bowen and her sister to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where Bowen was pronounced dead.
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