Jan 19, 2016 News
A Wismar, Linden woman was early yesterday morning stabbed to death by her reputed husband who
vented his wrath with a knife after she returned home in the wee hours after a weekend out.
The woman, 34-year-old Leolyn Sullivan was reportedly stabbed 31 times by her 57-year-old reputed husband, Lawrence Carter.
Sullivan, was cornered in a neighbour’s yard after she had jumped through a window, shattering several louvre panes in a desperate but unsuccessful bid to escape the attack.
She reportedly died before receiving medical attention.
This newspaper was reliably informed that Carter and Sullivan got into an early morning argument at their Phase 1 B Wisroc house after she returned home around 2 o’ clock yesterday morning.
She had reportedly left the home for Georgetown since Friday to transact business for her vending operation, and did not make contact with the husband throughout the weekend.
The man told investigators that he confronted his wife when she arrived home yesterday morning about her weekend out and the two got into a heated argument. He accused her of being unfaithful to him and questioned several photographs of her in a compromising position with another man. The photographs were reportedly found in her daughter’s cell phone.
A neighbour, who declined to give her name, said that she was awakened by “pounding” on her door and upon looking out, she saw the man stabbing Sullivan repeatedly as she lay on the ground.
The woman said that the man then calmly walked out of the yard.
“By this time people start coming out, and maybe that is why he ain’t follow up the daughter, because is she and de mother run in de yard,” the neighbour related.
The dead woman’s 18-year-old daughter, Sheneika, is hospitalized with stab wounds to her neck, which she sustained when she tried to intervene as the man repeatedly stabbed her mother. Another daughter reportedly ran away after witnessing the incident. She had to be treated for severe trauma.
“The child just develop a condition, so she had to be admitted too. I think is because she witnessed the whole thing how that man killed her mother mercilessly. He turned that knife and gouged out the back of she neck,’’ one of Sullivan’s relatives related.
According to the neighbour, Sullivan and her reputed husband shared a tumultuous relationship. They were always quarrelling, but she never expected things to turn so ugly.
However, Sullivan’s brother, Orrin Charles, who travelled all the way from Buxton, East Coast Demerara after hearing of the incident, described his sister’s killer as a sneaky person, whom he never appreciated.
“This guy was lazy; he just used to stay home while my sister had to go out and work,” Charles said.
Meanwhile, Carter who was also hospitalized after he attempted to take his own life by slashing his neck was subsequently discharged and is in police custody. (Enid Joaquin)
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