Wed | Nov 25, 2020

Man charged with murder of Jamaican ex-girlfriend in Antigua

Published:Friday | November 20, 2020 | 11:29 AM
Simone Whyte - Contributed photo.

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – The police have charged the 35-year-old former boyfriend of a Jamaican woman with her death after she had her throat slashed on a street in the capital last weekend.

Police say that Shawn Mussington, who had been released from hospital where he had undergone treatment following the incident last Saturday night, had been charged with the murder Simone Whyte, a 45-year-old mother of three.

Whyte was pronounced dead at the scene and is the ninth person murdered in Antigua this year.

She would have celebrated her birthday last Tuesday and friends and relatives are now engaged in a fundraising activity in a bid to return her body to her homeland for burial.

Whyte is reported to have relocated to Antigua just over three years ago.

Mussington’s attorney, Wendel Robinson, told state media ABS TV that his client had sought treatment at hospital for two wounds he is alleged to have sustained during the altercation with Whyte.

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