The father of four who was killed by his estranged wife’s lover late Sunday had gone to the house in Lamaha Springs only after his children had called to inform him that they were being ill-treated by their mother and her partner, according to neighbours.
The house, in which Carl Garnett was killed, is owned by his mother who is currently residing overseas.
Garnett of Lot 229 Section ‘B’ South Sophia, was reportedly stabbed five times to the chest and once in the upper thigh by his estranged wife’s lover, Akeem James during a confrontation a little after 18:00hrs Sunday night.
James, who also sustained a chop wound to his head, was treated at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) and was then escorted to the Brickdam Police Station yesterday.
During an interview with eyewitnesses yesterday, Kaieteur News learnt that Garnett walked out of his matrimonial home early this year after he found out that his wife, Rhonda Garnett, was cheating on him with James.
“The day after he (Garnett) moved out, she bring in her younger man (Akeem) and they were living together with Carl’s four children,” a neighbour said. She added that the Garnetts were high school sweethearts.
Apart from the separation early this year, the neighbour said that Mrs. Garnett had left the home for a while and was living home with another man but moved back with her husband.
“Carl is a nice man. He loves his children but after he find out that his wife had somebody he move out and left them. His 14-year-old daughter called him some time last week and told him that her mother hit her in her head because she refused to wash the wares and he went and collect his daughter,” the neighbour said.
She said that on the day of the incident, she heard a loud noise coming from within the house and thought it was Mrs. Garnett and her lover fighting. But after about 15 minutes, she said she heard the woman yelling, “Akeem, lef he now.”
“After she started screaming, the daughter run out and we started asking her what happen and she said her father called and Akeem answered the phone and when he realized it was him (Carl), he hang up.
“She said her father called back and she answered the phone and then handed it to her mother.”
Neighbours assumed that Carl had called to question his wife about the complaints he received from his children.
Kaieteur News was told that Carl went into the house with a cutlass while James armed himself with a knife to scare Carl away.
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