Corentyne woman stabbed to death in Georgetown hotel

A 32-year-old woman was on Sunday found dead in a room at Sunset Hotel located at Kitty, Georgetown, with a stab wound to her chest. Romona Lall, whose address was given as Lot 1503 Kilcoy Chesney in Corentyne, Berbice, was murdered, allegedly by a man with whom she had checked into the hotel.
Police stated that the murder occurred between 17:55h on Saturday and 12:15h on Sunday.

Dead: Romona Lall

The hotel’s proprietor, Khersattie Bettencort, told the Police that Lall and an identifiable male companion went into the hotel at around 17:55h on Saturday and booked a room. They were then given the keys to the room, which is situated on the first floor, and they were expected to book out at 12:00h on Sunday.
However, at 20:07h on Saturday, the identifiable male exited the room alone and left the hotel. According to the receptionist at the hotel, at about 07:00h on Sunday, she reported for work and took over duties from another colleague.
She then checked the overnight sheet and observed that 11 persons had to check out of the hotel at 12:00h. At about 12:15h on Sunday, she observed that the victim did not check out from Room 4, and as such, she decided to make checks.
The receptionist said she knocked on the door and called out but got no answer. She then took another key, opened the room door, and saw the victim lying motionlessly on the floor, naked. She immediately informed the owner of the hotel and the Police were summoned to the scene.

The Sunset Hotel

Two broken glass bottles were found on the floor next to the woman’s body. What appeared to be bloodstains were seen on the bed and walls of the room. Following the discovery, one stab wound was seen to the left side of the chest and the head of one of the broken bottles was seen in the wound.
There were also abrasions to the lower abdomen and three stab wounds to her back. Detectives have extracted CCTV footage from cameras on the building, which captured when the victim and the male suspect entered the hotel and when the male left the hotel.
In May, 46-year-old Kim Haley formerly of Lamaha Park, Georgetown, was found dead with over a dozen stab wounds and her throat slashed at the Alpha Hotel at Lot 2 Public Road Ogle, East Coast Demerara (ECD). Her husband, Junior Haley, a 50-year-old of Mahaicony, ECD, is on remand for her murder.
The Police said that she was killed in room 235, which is on the bottom floor on the western side of the hotel, on May 4 between 14:30h and 14:45h. She had checked into the hotel with her spouse, who was detained that same day at around 16:30h.