THE man who allegedly stabbed to death his sister in-law at Tenaru, east Honiara, on New Year’s Eve will appear in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court on January 23.
Rex Alley of Guadalcanal has been remanded in custody on Saturday in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court.
He is facing one count of murder following the death of his sister in-law at the National Referral Hospital on New Year’s Day.
Police alleged Alley used a kitchen knife to cut his sister in-law’s shoulder and leg.
It was alleged that on 31 December 2014, the deceased Lynette and her sister Laisa who are from Isabel Province went up to Tenaru in search of Laisa’s son.
Laisa is Alley’s wife.
It was alleged that the accused took the child to Tenaru and escaped to the bush when the deceased and her sister arrived there.
They were told by a couple living in the house where the accused left his belongings that day that the accused and the child took off into the bush.
It was alleged that the deceased then followed the accused and his son into the bush towards the cocoa trees about 10 metres away from where the couple lived.
Her sister was also searching in the bush when she heard the voice of a child crying from the bush and as she went closer, she saw the accused pointing a knife at the deceased’s thigh.
She ran towards her son, held him and escaped back to the couple’s house leaving the deceased alone with Alley.
When the couple ran to help the deceased, they allegedly saw her trying to sit up and bleeding from her back shoulder and legs.
They carried her back to their house and wash the blood off her before taking her to the National Referral Hospital.
The deceased died the next day at the hospital.
Post mortem showed she died from the stab wounds as a result of blood loss.
By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN