Teenager remanded on charge of murdering lover


THE 19-year-old woman accused of stabbing her lesbian lover, 25, to death, last Saturday, appeared before Acting Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry yesterday. A tearful Tiffany Clark, of 67 Hunter Street, Albouystown, Georgetown, was remanded to prison on the murder charge, which said the committed the capital offence by unlawfully killing Sonobia James.
Police Inspector Stephen Telford, prosecuting, told the Court that the accused ad the deceased shared a relationship and were living together.
He said, on February 26, the accused saw the victim talking to another woman at a popular club and became upset.
The Prosecutor said an argument ensued between the two lovers and the prisoner took a knife from her purse and stabbed the other in the neck. The wounded woman was taken to Georgetown Public Hospital where she was pronounced dead.
Telford said the accused, when arrested, admitted the killing to Police.
Defence Counsel George Thomas requested an early date for the preliminary inquiry (PI) claiming that Clark is already in enough pain over losing her lover.
The lawyer said she works in the interior as a cook and shopkeeper and she claimed the crime was committed by accident, which she deeply regrets.
Thomas told the Court the truth will unfold when the PI begins, as the accused, from an early age, endured physical and physiological abuse, from which she bears many marks of violence on her body.
The pre-trial proceedings will start on March 28.
Meanwhile, as the prisoner was being escorted into the courtroom, her mother, who was among others gathered in the courtyard, wept uncontrollably, declaring that her daughter did not commit the act willfully.