Bartica’s triple murder

Dying: Carolina Kennedy, Mariana Downer, five, and Gabriella Kennedy, three

Kenford Downer, the man accused of letting his house relax with his wife and children inside, was jailed on Wednesday on three charges of murder.

Accused: Kenford Downer

Downer appeared before Magistrate Crystal Lambert at Vreed-en-Hoop Magistrates Court slapped with three murder charges.
December 12, 2020, at the Four Miles Squatting Area, Bartica-Potaro Road, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) Downer is alleged to have murdered 48-year-old Carolina Kennedy, five-year-old Mariana Downer and three-year-old Gabriella Kennedy.
According to reports, on Dec. 12, Downer overheard his alleged wife talking on the phone with a man and became angry. At approximately 21:30h, Police received a report from an unknown caller that the couple’s house was on fire. However, when they arrived at the scene, the wooden structure was completely engulfed in flames. When the flames were extinguished by the Guyana Fire Service, the lost remains of the mother and her two children were found in a corner of the burning rubble.
The suspect was found in the bushes near the house, and was arrested. He was admitted at Bartica Hospital for minor burns to his feet.
Downer has been remanded in prison and the case will continue on January 27.

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