‘Child father’ admits killing Sophia woman


first_imgClevon Hamilton, 26, the father of Simone Hackett’s child, has confessed to murdering the young woman, whose body was found in a trench at Cummings Lodge, East Coast Demerara.Murdered: Simone HackettAccording to Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum, the miner who was arrested in Mahdia, Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni) admitted on Thursday of committing the heinous crime, after which he led a team of investigators to the scene where he murdered Hackett.According to reports received, the man told investigators that he travelled to Georgetown on Saturday and stayed at a city hotel. On Saturday evening, he reportedly contacted Hackett and made arrangements to meet at the University of Guyana access road.He then contacted a close friend who collected him from the hotel and dropped him off at the bus shed where he met the woman.At the time, he was carrying a haversack in which the murder weapon was concealed. The suspect went on to tell the Police that during the meeting, an argument ensued between the two, after he accused Hackett of being unfaithful.The man who also admitted that he was jealous, explained that despite them being separated for some time, he was still in love with her. Added to his jealousy, the man also stated that the woman wanted to take his son away from him; hence he knew he had to get rid of her.Hamilton admitted that during the argument, he choked the woman after which he pulled out the knife and inflicted the fatal injuries. He then toss the body in the trench, got rid of the murder weapon, boarded a taxi and travelled back to Mahdia. He was arrested on Wednesday morning by Police ranks in Mahdia after which he was transported to the city where he was grilled and subsequently caved under pressure, admitting to committing the crime.It was reported that upon discovery of the woman’s body, her throat was slashed and at least three stab wounds were seen on her back. She reportedly left home on Saturday evening at about 20:30h to uplift a package that was sent by her child’s father from Mahdia, but never returned home.She was due to be the maid of honour at her sister’s wedding on Saturday last and she also missed her son’s birthday on Sunday. Relative from the initial stage thought that something was amiss after they telephoned the woman and heard sounds in the background but when they tried to contact her later in the night, the phone went to voicemail.After she did not return home, a missing person’s report was lodged at the Sparandaam Police Station and relatives hysterically began to search for the woman but to no avail. It was until Tuesday, her body was discovered by two school boys who were heading to school.The suspect is expected to be charged in the new week.last_img read more

BREAKING NEWS: 14 PRIESTS ACCUSED IN RAPHOE, BUT VICTIMS SLAM REPORT


first_imgTHE audit into child sex abuse in the Catholic Diocese of Raphoe will say there were horrifying sex abuse complaints against 14 priest since 1975 with dozens of alleged victims – but it has already been slammed by victims themselves.The audit did not interview ANY victims and doesn’t include details on four priests accused of sex abuse in the late 60s and early 70s, sources told donegaldaily.com.The Diocese is paying a Dublin public relations agency thousands of euro on how to handle the fall-out from the report. Bishop Philip Boyce will go on a PR drive this morning, choosing to do a local radio interview 90 MINUTES BEFORE a scheduled press conference.However that may give victims the opportunity to call the Shaun Doherty Show on Highland Radio to question the Bishop about the contents of the report.One national newspaper had claimed in August that up to 20 priests had abused hundreds of children since 1971.The audit however will only include information given to it by the Church. Martin Gallagher, a victim of paedophile priest Father Eugene Greene, said that while 26 people did come forward in that case “there were probably a hundred more, each one a victim.“This was never about numbers for me. This was always about giving the victims a voice and we haven’t been given one in this report.”Another victim of a different priest who contacted donegaldaily.com last night told us: “As far as I am concerned the real picture will only emerge when there is a proper State inquiry.“There were at least 20 priests at this in the past 4o to 50 years. The Church cannot count the victims based on those who came forward; there were hundreds of victims as far as I am concerned. I know six in my case who didn’t come forward and one of them killed himself.”He added: “It’s a whitewash by the Church and people will see through it.” © 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldaily Sell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comBREAKING NEWS: 14 PRIESTS ACCUSED IN RAPHOE, BUT VICTIMS SLAM REPORT was last modified: November 29th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:bishop boyceRAPHOE AUDITlast_img read more