Judge overturns indictment of husband accused of wife’s murder

Harry Samaroo, who is accused of murdering his wife, was yesterday placed on $250,000 bail after Justice James Bovell-Drakes upheld a defence submission that there was no evidence to sustain the indictment.

Justice Bovell-Drakes quashed the indictment against Samaroo and then placed him on bail.

Jailall Kissoon in association with Sandil Kissoon, who represent Samaroo, argued that the indictment was faulty and it should be quashed.

However, the prosecution is appealing the Judge’s decision, hence Samaroo’s release on bail.

Samaroo is accused of killing common-law wife Kamal Doonwah, a domestic worker of Bladen Hall Squatting Area on October 28, 2007.

She was repeatedly stabbed in her chest by her attacker, who fled after her children began crying out. A bloody knife with the handle wrapped in cloth was recovered by the police at the home.
It is alleged that Samaroo, who was said to be under the influence of alcohol, went home and finding the bedroom-door closed jumped over the wall. He is alleged to have then awakened Doonwah and allegedly stabbed her at least seven times in the chest.

The children were sleeping with their mother and woke when the incident occurred.

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