Prison warden likely to become prisoner


A MAZARUNI Prison warden is expected to be charged today for the murder of his wife Lonnette Nicholson-Prince, a cosmetologist attached to the New Amsterdam Psychiatric Hospital whom he stabbed to death last December 28.The prison warden, Sheldon Prince will be placed before the court following an extension of his custody.

According to the Commander of ‘B’ Division, Ian Amsterdam, the file was sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions for advice last Friday.

A post-mortem on Nicholson-Prince’s body revealed that she died of shock and hemorrhage due to multiple stab wounds to the heart and other parts of the body.

According to reports, on December 28, 2016, Lonnette had just arrived at work at New Amsterdam Psychiatric Hospital when her husband, Sheldon Prince asked to speak with her just after 08:00hrs.

She refused and proceeded to walk away, when Prince allegedly pulled out a knife and stabbed her 15 times about the body in the presence of co-workers.

After committing the brutal act, Prince reportedly fled through the eastern fence of the hospital and escaped.

His pants, with spattered blood stains, was found some distance away under the Canje Bridge. The 30-year-old later turned himself in at the Central Police Station in the company of Attorney Mursaline Bacchus.

Lonnet and the suspect were married for five years and have a four-year-old daughter together; however, they have been separated for the last two months, during which period she filed a restraining order against him, citing constant abuse.