Woman brutally murdered in Corriverton
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Dead: Itesha Frank
Dead: Itesha Frank

A 30-YEAR-OLD woman was on Sunday brutally murdered by a man with whom she shared a two-week relationship. Dead is Itesha Iranda Frank of Lot 110 Crane Street, Queenstown, Corriverton, Berbice.

Reports are that at approximately 08:30 hours on Sunday, her partner, identified as Dern Hunte, 34, better known as “Rasta”, and who is said to be mentally unstable, cornered her and dealt her several stab wounds before slashing her throat.

Residents related that the couple for the past week was having constant heated arguments.

A source close to the dead woman, related that she (Frank) had decided to leave the relationship and was scheduled to return to Georgetown on Monday. Frank reportedly went to Hunte’s home on Sunday morning to uplift her clothes, but an argument started between the two and she walked out the yard.

Hunte is said to have followed the woman, and when he caught up with her in the street, he grabbed her from behind and began stabbing her about the body.

The woman, eyewitnesses recalled, put up a fight but the man overpowered her and they ended up in a nearby trench, where he continued to stab her and slashed her throat until she took her last breath.

“I hear a screaming and when I turn I see the two a them scramble, Rasta juking she with a knife and she fighting back scrambling and pulling he. Them end up in the drain and them tumble, but Rasta end up on top and hold on pun she hair and pull she up and slash she throat, then start stabbing again,” an eyewitness told this publication.

Continuing, the eyewitness said that Hunte remained over Frank until he was satisfied that she was dead. Then, he then pulled her out from the mud, wiped her face, kissed her and held her in his arms for a little while.

The police arrived promptly and arrested him.

Residents who witnessed the ordeal, related that they were fearful for their lives as Hunte is known to have a history of mental health issues.

“We see everything and call the police, but we frighten to go out cause that man does trip and a mad man with a knife ain’t easy, so we keep we distance and holler pun he fuh lef she, but he just give we a look and start fighting again so we back off,” another eyewitness related.

According to information, Frank came to Berbice about a month ago and began working as a waitress at the Crimson Light Bar, located at Number 78 Village. It was while at her place of employ she met the suspect and they began to ‘live home’.

Hunte, a patient of the New Amsterdam Psychiatric Hospital, was deported from the United States some 10 years ago and has been reportedly doing odd jobs around the community.

The murder weapon was retrieved by the police.

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