Albouystown man awaits sentencing after admitting to killing wife

An Albouystown man yesterday pleaded guilty to fatally stabbing his wife in front of the Georgetown Prison.

Haydock Baxter, who pleaded guilty to manslaughter for the death of his wife Carol Baxter, will be sentenced on June 17 by Justice Dawn Gregory following his admission of guilt in the High Court.

Baxter is said to have attacked his wife outside of the prison, stabbing her several times after she refused to go with him to sign divorce papers on October 20, 2006.

Baxter is being represented by attorney Hukumchand, while Natasha Backer and Mercedes Thompson are the state’s prosecutors.

During an interview with Stabroek News before her passing, Carol said she went to the prison to   visit her son and was standing outside of the building when she was approached by the man. She said he approached her for a divorce and she told him she would go with him to sign the papers but only after she saw her son and gave him food.

Carol said the man got angry and pulled a knife from under his clothes. She stated that when she saw the knife she ran but he pursued her, stabbing the back of her neck and her shoulders. She said bystanders immediately ran to her rescue and stopped him. She was later rushed to the hospital in a prison van. Carol died four days later in the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation.

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