Soldier charged with murdering ex boyfriend’s mother

A Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Private was yesterday charged with the murder of her boyfriend’s mother, who was found dead with her throat slit in her backyard at Agricola last Saturday.

Abiola Jacobs was not required to plead when the charge for the capital offence was read to her at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts by Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry.

It is alleged that Jacobs, 22, of 55 Evan Phillips Park, Agricola, on January 31, at Agricola Public Road, murdered Donna Taylor.

Donna Taylor
Donna Taylor

Taylor, 55 of 1617 Public Road Agricola, the mother of Jacobs’ boyfriend, was discovered on January 31, in her backyard bound and with her throat slit, while British national Samantha Sabat, Taylor’s houseguest, was found unconscious in the front of the yard. Sabat sustained a broken arm and head injuries after jumping over a veranda to escape the deadly attack. Jacobs was arrested after she was identified by Sabat as one of the attackers.

Abiola Jacobs making her way back to the holding cell at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.
Abiola Jacobs making her way back to the holding cell at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.

The murder, relatives said, stemmed from Taylor’s son’s involvement with Sabat, who was lodging at Taylor’s home, while he was in a relationship with Jacobs.

The proceedings were adjourned until February 26, when statements will be filed.

More in Local News

Comments

About these comments

The comments section is intended to provide a forum for reasoned and reasonable debate on the newspaper's content and is an extension of the newspaper and what it has become well known for over its history: accuracy, balance and fairness. We reserve the right to edit or delete comments which contain attacks on other users, slander, coarse language and profanity, and gratuitous and incendiary references to race and ethnicity.

Get the day's headlines from SN in your inbox every morning:

Most Read This Week

  1. Kelly Datt

    Bandits shoot dead one of their own during Edinburgh robbery

  2. Sueanna Walcott

    Mahaicony crash claims second victim

  3. Area where Akeem Grimmond’s body was found

    Boy, 14, found murdered in burial ground

  4. Nazim Jabhar and Angela Jabhar

    Woman critical, niece, 3, injured in Albion hit and run

  5. Alvin Reid

    ‘Satan’ charged with murdering Two Sisters girl

  6. Reagus Lamazon

    Teen charged over Laing Avenue taxi driver’s murder

  7. Jermain Holder

    11-year-old electrocuted

  8. Haroon Eshack

    Taxi driver charged with killing UK-based woman in Chelsea crash


Recommended For You