Five witnesses testify… PI murder of Lust Vryheid woman allegedly killed by son-in-law
Kaieteur News – The Preliminary Investigation (PI) of the murder of Velma Pickering, 56, of Lust Vryheid, Demerara East Coast (ECD), allegedly stabbed and killed by her son-in-law, by Magistrate Sparendaam Court .
Defendant Linden Isaacs, 28, security guard of Strathspey Squadron, East Coast Demerara, was not required to plead to the indictable charge that, on May 11, in Lot 257 South Vryheid’s Lust, ECD, alleged he murdered Pickering.
The DP is conducted by Magistrate Alisha George. When the matter was called, Police Prosecutor Vivian Adolph called five witnesses to testify. Those witnesses included two policemen, Pickering’s daughter and son, and a neighbor.
Kaieteur News had reported that Pickering was allegedly left dead after a domestic dispute with her son-in-law turned violent.
According to a police report, Pickering was allegedly assaulted and stabbed multiple times after Isaacs accused her of trying to break up his relationship with her daughter. She managed to flee the house and ventured to her neighbor’s yard where she fell.
She was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) and pronounced dead on arrival. Meanwhile, people with public spirit caught Isaacs shortly after fleeing the scene and handed him over to police.
An investigation was launched and he was subsequently charged with murdering his mother-in-law. Isaacs is due to make his next appearance in court today for the continuation of the murder PI.