Mother chopped to death in Antigua
Blood-curdling screams for help shattered the silence of the Perry Bay community in Antigua last Monday night as 22-year-old Shariece Henry was allegedly hacked to death by her former partner with whom she shared a four-year-old daughter.
The suspect, identified by the police as Omarley “Drop Sleep” Henry, evaded lawmen and residents who have been looking for him since the incident occurred shortly before 8pm on Monday. However on Thursday, Henry was rushed to the hospital shortly after surrendering to police and telling them that he had ingested a poisonous substance.
Henry, who is in his 20s and who has been on the run since Monday evening, remained in hospital under police guard up to last night. He was said to be conscious, stable and alert, but weak.
The victim was stabbed and chopped to the face, chest, head and hands and relatives reported that some of her fingers were severed. Her agonising screams during the attack got the attention of a witness who called the emergency operator 911.
According to the police, the Christian Street, Gray’s Farm woman went to collect her daughter from her father’s home in Perry Bay.
While there, they became embroiled in an argument. After the screams were heard, the suspect was seen leaving the house. He sped off in a vehicle which he allegedly abandoned in the Greenbay area and continued his escape on foot.
The victim’s relatives reportedly rushed to the house and found her in the blood-spattered room. Lying on the ground nearby were three sharp weapons and a grinding stone/machete sharpener. The victim was rushed to hospital in an ambulance and was pronounced dead around 8:30 pm.
Omarley Henry (inset), aka “Drop Sleep” of Perry Bay turned himself in to police who issued a wanted notice for him after Monday night’s killing of Shareice Henry of Christian Street, Gray’s Farm.