Home Top Stories Daughter admits to killing mother during argument over money
…led investigators to murder weapon
Almost two days after a 47-year-old woman found her mother in a pool of blood with her throat slashed, she has confessed to murdering the woman during an argument over money.
The suspect, Cameela Jameer, confessed to murder during intense interrogation into the circumstances surrounding the death of 67-year-old pensioner, Rookmin Jameer.
This was confirmed by Commander of B Division, Paul Langevine, who told Guyana Times that the suspect’s male partner was also taken into custody.
“In relation to him, we don’t have anything yet about him being involved. But he is still in custody as investigations continue. The daughter so far has admitted to the murder.”
This publication understands that after the confession, Cameela took investigators to the scene of the crime, where she led them to a chopper in the house, stating that it was the weapon she used to murder her mother.
Police have since taken possession of the alleged murder weapon as investigations continue.
It is expected that the file will be sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) on Monday for legal advice.
The pensioner was found with her throat slit near her kitchen door on Friday last and her daughter at that time had told police that she made the gruesome discovery.
According to Police, the woman was found at about 17:00h with a gaping wound to the throat.
Preliminary investigations revealed that nothing was stolen from the home nor was the house ransacked hence robbery was ruled out.
Speaking with Guyana Times, the dead woman’s son, Shaieed Jameer, said he was at work when he received the dreadful news.
He explained that when he arrived at the house, the police were already there and he was not permitted to enter. “The police stop me so I couldn’t see she,” he related while noting that his sister reported that when she returned from church, she found their mother lying at the door.
Reports are that there was an alleged ongoing feud between the mother and daughter.
According to Police sources, there was an alleged scuffle between the two women on Tuesday last and her other children had advised her to report the matter to the police.
However, on the day of the alleged scuffle, the elderly woman was reportedly locked inside the house as a means of preventing her from reporting the matter.