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UPDATE: Husband of murdered attorney was battling mental health issues

Published:Thursday | December 13, 2018 | 4:48 PM
Police personnel escort the husband of murdered attorney Nordraka Williams Burnett into a Ministry of Health van - Ricardo Makyn Photos

Danae Hyman, Online Reporter

The husband of 34-year-old attorney-at-law, Nordraka Williams-Burnett has reportedly been battling mental health issues for some time now.

But at least one neighbour, only knew him as a decent Christian man.

The husband, who is also a lieutenant in the Jamaica Defence Force is now in police custody in connection with the early morning murder of Williams-Burnett at their West Kirkland Heights home in upper St Andrew.

IN PHOTO: A military vehicle parked outside the home of attorney Nordraka Williams-Burnett 

This afternoon, police personnel escorted the soldier into a Ministry of Health van outside their house to be taken for treatment.

Only moments earlier, undertakers removed Williams-Burnett's body from the rented two-storey house she shared with her husband, their two children and their landlord.

The couple's two daughters are now staying with relatives.

"A nice Christian people, decent and go church every Sunday," said a neighbour, who asked not to be identified.

The neighbour said he was shocked to learn of the murder.

Another man, who identified himself as a cousin of the deceased, sat distraught in a car near the crime scene. 

Williams-Burnett headed the conveyance department at the law firm Townsend Whyte and Porter in downtown Kingston.


Attorney Nordraka Williams-Burnett Stabbed to death

A member of the Jamaica Defence Force is now in police custody after allegedly stabbing his wife to death.

The deceased has been identified as Nordraka Williams-Burnett, an attorney-at-law at the law firm Townsend, Whyte and Porter.

One of the lead attorneys at the firm Christopher Townsend told The Gleaner that he was informed that the husband allegedly attacked his wife sometime this morning at their Kirkland Heights house in St Andrew.

IN PHOTO: A JDF soldier removes items from the house.

Townsend further said that he was informed that loud screams were heard coming from the couple's apartment, causing an alarm.

It is reported that a concerned resident went to enquire and discovered Williams-Burnett bleeding from stab wounds inside the apartment.

It is further reported that the couple's two young daughters were also inside the apartment at the time of the alleged incident.

According to Townsend, the children were not harmed and are now with relatives.

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