Man in court for wife's murder

Scores of peo­ple gath­ered out­side the San­gre Grande Mag­is­trate’s Court to get a look at the San­gre Grande hunter who shot and killed his school­teacher wife one year ago as he was fi­nal­ly tak­en to court on Wednes­day.

Do­minic Gue­vara was charged with mur­der and at­tempt­ed sui­cide by Cpl Ram­di­al of Homi­cide Bu­reau Re­gion II, Arou­ca, fol­low­ing in­struc­tions from Di­rec­tor of Pub­lic Pros­e­cu­tion Roger Gas­pard. He ap­peared on Wednes­day be­fore Jus­tice of the Peace An­na John.

Dressed in a check­ered shirt, brown pants and slip­per and hold­ing a white tow­el over his nose, Gue­vara stood be­fore JP John as she read the charges.

At­tor­neys Cher­rish John and Nigel Browne rep­re­sent­ed Gue­vara. At­tor­ney John made an ap­pli­ca­tion un­der sec­tion 13 of the Men­tal Health Act that her client be re­mand­ed to St Ann’s Hos­pi­tal.

JP John ad­vised the at­tor­ney to make this ap­pli­ca­tion when the mag­is­trate re­turns to the court Thurs­day.

As Gue­vara was es­cort­ed out of the court­room, a weep­ing rel­a­tive of the mur­der vic­tim rushed to­wards him but was stopped by po­lice.

Ac­cord­ing to re­ports, on Feb­ru­ary 26, 2018, Mar­garet Di­az-Gue­vara, 44, a teacher of St Fran­cis RC School in San­gre Grande and moth­er of five was re­port­ed­ly dress­ing for work when she and her hus­band had an al­ter­ca­tion. Dur­ing the quar­rel, her hus­band grabbed his shot­gun and fired up­on her. She was hit in the chest and ab­domen and died on the spot.

Her hus­band was found in the bed­room cov­ered in blood af­ter harm­ing him­self but sur­vived, al­though he sus­tained mas­sive in­juries to his face. He was tak­en to the Er­ic Williams Med­ical Com­plex, Mt Hope, where he had re­mained ward­ed un­til his re­cov­ery.

Gue­vara is still un­der med­ical care as he has no teeth and no jaw, which makes it dif­fi­cult to eat any sol­id food. He sur­vives on liq­uid food on­ly.

Reporter: Ralph Banwarie

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