Mother chopped to death in An­tigua

The Star (St. Lucia) - - REGIONAL - Source: an­tiguaob­server

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.

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