Fifteen years of domestic abuse
came to a tragic end yesterday morning for a young
couple of Parfait Harmonie, West Bank Demerara.
The usually quiet neighbourhood was
rocked by news of a murder suicide.
Just around 11:00 hours, neighbours
found the bodies of 30-year-old Kathlene Mo-A-Lin, and
her husband Alfred Etwaroo, in their home at Parfait
Harmonie. They had been altered by the couple’s
The couple’s unfinished
home in Parfait Harmonie.
The woman was found lying in a pool
of blood in the couple’s living room while her
husband’s body was found hanging from a rafter.
A bottle containing a poisonous
substance was discovered in the couple’s living
The woman’s relative said that
when they discovered the bodies, the woman’s lips
were sealed with what appeared to be PVC pipe paste.
Relatives suggested that the man
used the paste to keep his wife’s mouth close so as
to prevent her from screaming and alerting neighbours.
hysterically at the scene.
“He had to use de paste to close
she mouth because she wudda never drink that poison
A source close to the investigation
said that from all indications the man held his wife
down, force fed her the poison and then glued up her
The source further told this
newspaper that the man also appeared to have ingested
the poisonous substance before hanging himself.
“We believe that after he
(husband) see like the poison aint working he hang
himself with bed sheet”.
The woman’s relatives told this
newspaper that Mo-A-Lin endured years of abuse from
her husband. A sister of the dead woman said ‘that
as recently as last week the man told a relative that
he was going to kill his wife, himself and their three
Another relative said that this was
not the first time that Etwaroo had threatened to kill
his wife. She said that on several occasions they also
had to prevent the man from hanging himself.
“Is nuff time we had to cut he
down from rope because he trying to kill he self,”
the relative said.
Yesterday, as relatives converged
at the couple’s residence there was not a dry eye.
The woman’s three sisters cried hysterically when
undertakers removed their sister’s body and that of
One sister was heard saying, “Oh
Alfred, you didn’t have to kill her if you and she
couldn’t agree with certain things. Y’all should
Another relative said she thought
that the couple was doing fine since they were
building their dream home in Parfait Harmonie.
Relatives are now contemplating
their next move to complete the house.
The woman leaves to mourn her three children and
August 9, 2009 |