A man who allegedly stabbed his wife on the night of 30 April, 2015 after a domestic dispute will finally face trial for the charge laid against him.
Miguel “Allan” Barker of Bagotville, West Bank Demerara will have his day in the high court over the alleged
brutal stabbing of Donessa Barker. The woman had collapsed after being dealt several stab wounds about the body.
In evidence tendered in the Wales Magistrate’s Court, the woman died of incised wounds and it was proven that she was stabbed to the chest.
At the packed courtroom, Magistrate Nurse ruled that there is sufficient evidence to proceed with a trial. However Barker in his response to the accusation maintained that he was not present at the time of the crime.
“Me an me wife didn’t really [have] no problem, sir,” the defendant noted.
The murder accused also pointed out that during the course of the investigation, police forced him to sign a statement which he did not understand since he cannot read.
The Magistrate posited that the court will take his explanations into consideration but the defendant has to defend his alleged crime at the Supreme Court.
Barker, before being remanded to prison, was told that at a later date, he will be informed as to when his high court trial will commence.
It was on a Thursday evening last year that the mother of one was allegedly stabbed to death by her husband.
The couple had been married for more than a year, but had been experiencing extensive marital issues. Reports had indicated that the murder accused would frequently accuse his wife of infidelity which caused intervals of separation in the marriage.
On that fateful night, the couple were heard arguing which was followed by a scuffle and after some time, the man left the home but then returned and jumped through the bedroom window.
Guyana Times had reported that Barker had reportedly taken a knife from the kitchen and stabbed his spouse several times. Neighbours attempted to rescue the woman and had rushed her to hospital where she was pronounced dead.
At that time, Barker allegedly fled with the murder weapon but was later apprehended and charged for the fatal crime.