Taxi driver stabbed to death in triangular love affair

first_imgAn apparent triangular love affair turned tragic on Thursday morning after a taxi driver was stabbed to death while in bed with his girlfriend at her Lot 1074 Cinderella City, Amelia’s Ward home.Dead is Claude DeJonge, also called ‘Sonno’, 40, of Lot 915 South Amelia’s Ward, Mackenzie, Linden.DeJonge was found at about 00:10h lying motionless in a pool of blood next to the front door. He was clad in trousers and his body bore several stab wounds to the neck, shoulder and abdomen.Based on information received, the now dead man had shared a common law relationship with his girlfriend Tanya Samuels, 35, for approximately 11 years.However, it is believed that the mother of two and the suspect, Corwyn Arthur also called ‘Cross eye’, 34, of Central Amelia’s Ward, shared a secret relationship, and as such, he would periodically sleep over at her house.That relationship, Guyana Times understands, ended in December, 2017, but Arthur would still visit Samuels’s home under the pretext of being a family friend.Dead: Claude DeJongeOn Wednesday evening, the suspect reportedly visited the woman’s home, where he saw DeJonge.At the time, the suspect was smoking marijuana, which annoyed the now dead man, who asked him to leave the premises.An argument erupted between the two men, but the suspect left after DeJonge summoned the Police. In retaliation, the suspected later sent threatening messages to DeJonge’s phone, informing him that he would “make his life a living hell”.At about 00:10h on Thursday, DeJonge was in bed with his reputed wife when the suspect entered the house via a window that was left opened. Upon entry, he walked straight to the bedroom, where he confronted the now dead man.A fight ensued between them, during which the suspect whipped out a knife and dealt the man three stabs as he shouted, “I gon kill you! I want you soul! Me gon murder you!”Samuels started to scream, but the suspected soon turned his attention to her, saying, “Is you cause that! I want he head! I get poison to drink when I done!”According to information received, the suspect grabbed the woman’s hands and took her out of the house, ordering her not to tend to the injured man. After putting up a fight, she managed to get out of the suspect’s possession and ran towards the house to check on her reputed husband.The suspect reportedly ran away with the knife as he screamed, “I am going to drink poison!” Up to late Thursday afternoon, he was still missing.The Police were contacted, and immediately launched a manhunt for the suspect. Checks at his home proved futile. Arthur reportedly contacted relatives and related what had taken place, declaring he was going to commit suicide.Meanwhile, DeJonge’s body was escorted to the Linden Hospital Complex, where he was pronounced dead on arrival by a doctor on duty. The body is presently at the Wismar Hospital Mortuary awaiting a Post Mortem. (Utamo Belle)last_img

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