(NEWSROOM) – Two children – ages 17, 11 – are now traumatised after they witnessed their father hacking their mother to death with an axe on Friday night at 5 Miles Bartica Potaro Road.
Dead is 37-year-old Natoya Speede, a teacher of Lot 34, 6th Avenue Bartica.
The suspect, Orin King, got the family together under the pretext that they were going for a family photoshoot when he committed the heinous crime.
King attempted to take his own life after he was found by the Police with multiple wounds about his body; he told the ranks that the wounds were self-inflicted.
Police Headquarters said that King is in a critical condition at Bartica Hospital under Police guard.
The incident occurred at approximately 19:30hrs; Speede died at the Bartica Hospital while receiving medical attention.
According to the Police, for several months now the couple has been experiencing domestic issues.