Linden teacher stabbed to death by ex-partner

Twenty-two-year-old Kelly Charlotte, a teacher of Christianburg Primary School, was gruesomely stabbed to death on Sunday night by the father of her child – who is now on the run.

Dead: Kelly Charlotte

The now dead woman hailed from Lot 790 One Mile Wismar, Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice). She was a mother of one.
Reports are that the murder unfolded at about 21:15h at Lot 790 One Mile Wismar. Information from the Guyana Police Force (GPF) disclosed that the woman ended the relationship with the suspect and was living with her older sister.
The sister recalled that about 22:00h, the suspect visited the home and collected his son. Later in the evening, he returned and the now dead woman went to the front door to collect the child. Shortly after, he whipped out the knife and dealt the woman several stabs about her body.
As the sister was in the kitchen, she overheard Charlotte shouting out for her. The woman immediately ran to the front of the house, where she witnessed the suspect stabbing her sister about her body.

Suspect: Leston Baynes

Fearing that he might turn the knife to her, she locked herself in a room and called the Police. The suspect then made good his escape on foot. It was alleged that the child witnessed the entire ordeal.
The teacher was picked up and taken to the Linden Hospital Complex by Police ranks, where she was pronounced dead on arrival. The body was then escorted to the Pensioner’s Funeral Home, awaiting a post-mortem examination.
It has been reported that Charlotte was in a rocky relationship with the suspect and made a decision to move out of the house they shared just recently. On social media, there was an outpouring of calls for justice from her friends and relatives, who described her as “joyful” and “loving”.
Meanwhile, Police are on the hunt for the suspect, who has been identified as 28-year-old truck driver Leston Baynes. Investigations are continuing. (G12)