Husband remanded for brutal murder of wife at Alpha Hotel
Businessman and vendor, Junior Halley of Now or Never, Mahaicony, East Coast Demerara (ECD), has been remanded to prison following the brutal murder of his wife, Kim Halley, at Alpha Hotel in Ogle, ECD.
The 52-year-old man appeared before Magistrate Alisha George at the Sparendaam Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday to face the capital offence of murder. He was remanded to prison and the case will continue on June 22.
Having separated for several months, Junior and his wife met meet once a week at the hotel to spend time together. On May 4, during one of these meetings, the man reportedly stabbed his wife 13 times, resulting in her death.
According to reports, the suspect requested that his wife inform their children that they had reconciled, however, the woman was hesitant to comply, which resulted in a deadly argument between the couple.
After committing the crime, Halley reportedly boarded a minibus and went to the seawall where he offered a “junkie” $1000 for his shirt as his own was soaked with blood. He then went to the Police Officers’ Training Complex where he surrendered.
It was reported that the woman’s lifeless body was discovered on May 4 in Room 235 of Alpha Hotel on the East Coast of Demerara ECD. Clad in a black bra and a pair of blue short pants, the body was facing upwards and lying in a pool of blood, with at least 13 stab wounds and a slit throat.
A black-handled knife without a blade was found next to the woman’s body on the bed, while the blade was found in the now dead woman’s hair, covered in blood. (G9)