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Security guard killed by female relative
Newborn twins Mikayla and Mikaylee Williams spent the day in the arms of strangers yesterday, oblivious to the tragedy that befell their father Michael Williams. Williams, a Jamaica-born security guard, was murdered by a female relative on Tuesday. He died seven hours after being stabbed in the chest.
His sisters, Denise and Docy-Ann Harriott, were too distraught to care for the babies yesterday and had to ask their neighbours Maureen St Aimee and Desiree Williams for help. A 33-year-old suspect spent the night in police custody. A knife was seized at the scene of the crime by police.
Denise said her brother died at the San Fernando General Hospital around 6 pm on Tuesday but it was only yesterday, when police arrived at their Union Road, Marabella, home they learned of his death. She said the ambulance took more than an hour to arrive at the scene and by then Williams had lost a lot of blood. The murder was witnessed by another relative who was too distraught to speak about it yesterday.
Denise said she was at work when Docy-Ann called to say Williams had been stabbed. She said on Monday night, a female relative showed her a knife with a brown handle and told her she would stab Williams.
“We did not believe her because she is quiet but since the babies born she became a different person,” Denise said. She said the woman also threatened to pour hot water on Williams because she believed he was involved with someone else. Denise said Williams and the female relative moved to Trinidad seven months ago from Clarendon, Jamaica, and both began working as security guards at private security firms.
However, she said, they had a tumultuous relationship and were always arguing. “”She was always quarrelling with him. When he talk with her she used to tell him to avoid her. There was nothing he could do to make her happy. She was unhappy after the babies were born,” Denise added. She said the woman did not want Williams to touch the babies.
“When I asked her why, she said my brother did not like the babies and did not think they were his children. This was not true because my brother would hug and kiss them every time he left to go to work,” Denise said. She added that Williams was her favourite elder brother.
Meanwhile, St Aimee said she was willing to care for the children until further arrangements were made. Police said an autopsy would be done on Williams’s body today at the San Fernando mortuary. The relative is expected to be charged with murder. WPC Janine O’Brien of the San Fernando Homicide Bureau is investigating.
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