Charity granny autopsy today; suspect admitted to psych ward
DEAD: Angelica Agatha Gamell
DEAD: Angelica Agatha Gamell

THE autopsy of 75-year-old Angelica Agatha Gamell who was found dead in her Charity Housing Scheme, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) home in a bloodied scene will be conducted today, the police confirmed on Wednesday.

According to a senior official in the communications unit, the woman who is believed to have committed the act, 22-year-old primary school teacher Stephanie Gamell, has been admitted to the psychiatric ward of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) following her examination at the Suddie Public Hospital.

The incident in question occurred around 04:00hrs on Sunday. Police said a neighbour claimed loud screams, stomping and cries were heard coming from the home; it lasted for approximately 15 minutes.

“Thereafter, the suspect knocked at the door of the said neighbour and asked for it to be opened.

“The neighbour opened her door and saw the suspect with a baby, naked in her hands, who told her that the baby just died and attempted to hand the baby over to her [neighbour] who refused to take the baby.

“The suspect then walked out the yard onto the street with her baby,” the police report said.

Following an assessment of the crime scene, police reported that “the body was examined and one large wound was seen behind the neck and one to the right side of the temple.

“Also, two large wounds were seen on the back of the elderly woman’s head. All of the elderly woman’s hair was also removed from her head and placed on the kitchen floor.

“A pair of scissors with what appeared to be blood stains were found on top of a gas stove. A broken glass jar was found on the floor next to the body and cooking salt was seen scattered on the floor.”

It is believed that Cindy Gamell might have been a victim of postpartum depression. She is currently under police watch pending further assessment.

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