Woman con­victed of killing Guyanese-born ten­ant in New York

The Star (St. Lucia) - - REGIONAL - 43-year-old woman Thomp­son-Browne’s

Awho was born in Trinidad will spend be­tween 25 years and life in prison in New York for killing and dis­mem­ber­ing her Guyanese-born ten­ant and dump­ing her body parts in sev­eral lo­ca­tions.

Leah Cuevas, who lives in Brook­lyn, was found guilty on Tues­day of the sec­ond-de­gree mur­der of 27-year-old mother of four, Chinelle La­toya Thomp­sonBrowne, in a dis­pute over rent and util­ity pay­ments on July 5 last year. She will be sen­tenced on Jan­uary 14.

Ac­cord­ing to pros­e­cu­tors, Cuevas and Thomp­son-Browne ar­gued over rent on July 4 and again the next day. Po­lice were called dur­ing the first in­ci­dent, but the sec­ond ended with Cuevas stab­bing Thomp­son-Browne and dis­mem­ber­ing her body.

Cuevas stabbed Thomp­son-Browne 39 times. A med­i­cal examiner de­ter­mined that she died of mul­ti­ple stab wounds to the neck and torso. body parts were found over a four-day pe­riod, scat­tered in Long Is­land. Her torso was in an aban­doned lot; one of her arms was found on a lawn; the other arm was dis­cov­ered in the yard of a house; and her head was found in the yard of an­other home.

The vic­tim had a hus­band and four chil­dren back in Guyana.

– Caribbean360

Leah Cuevas (right) killed and dis­mem­bered

Chinelle La­toya Thomp­son-Browne (left).

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