Bath widower released on bail

Chandrawattie Williams

The widower of Chandrawattie Williams, the Bath, West Coast Berbice woman whose partially decomposed body was found last Tuesday at her house, was yesterday released on bail.

A police source told Stabroek News that the man was released on substantial bail. The source noted that while in police custody the man did not say much to investigators about the circumstances surrounding his wife’s death.

An autopsy last week failed to establish the cause of Williams’ death.

The body of Williams, also known as ‘Geeta,’ 44, of Bath Squatting Area, West Coast Berbice, was discovered by her 13-year-old son around 6 pm in her house.

A source had told this publication that some containers with suspected poisonous substance were found in the area where her body was found.

Her husband, who the woman’s close friends and neighbours accused of abusing her for 20 years, was arrested on Thursday last at a relative’s house on the East Coast of Demerara

Neighbours said the last time they saw Williams was last week Sunday. They noted that on the same day, her husband physically assaulted her as he would normally do.

The residents said Williams sustained severe injuries over the years due to the abuse. However, they added that she would often return home after being separated from the man for some time. The man had been charged with assaulting Williams in the past.

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