Buxton cane cutter found dead after chopping wife

-suicide suspected

A Buxton cane cutter was yesterday found dead aback the Buxton cane fields and it is believed that he ingested poison after chopping his wife.

Dead is Dexter Yaw, called ‘Wissy,’ 38, of Lot 74 Sideline Dam, Buxton, East Coast Demerara. Yaw’s lifeless body was found in the cane field with a bottle of poison next to it.

According to sources, the man and his wife, Yonette Yaw, 40, had an argument on Monday evening and he chopped her on her hands and breasts.

The source said that the argument stemmed from the woman’s recent decision to get a job. “He didn’t wan she wuk at all. He de just

Dexter Yaw
Dexter Yaw

wan she stay home all the time like a house bird,” the source said.

“He tell she how he gon kill she and she kick he up and even block the door with a wardrobe.

She end up lying down in she own pool of blood after he ran away and is only when she son come then she come out of the room. She de even playing dead cause she thought is Wissy de calling for she because he and the son get the same voice,” the source said.

This newspaper was told that after the argument, the woman went to the Georgetown Public Hospital for treatment and then to the Vigilance Police Station, where she made a report about the assault.

A police source said that officers responded to the scene, but it was only yesterday that the man was found dead in the cane field.

The Yaws shared three children together.


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