The West Bank Demerara (WBD) village of Good Intent was plunged into a state of shock on Wednesday morning when it woke to news that a resident allegedly murdered his lover before attempting suicide by slitting his throat.Dead is Diane Hernandez, a 48-year-old housewife of Recht-Door-Zee, WBD. She reportedly shared a visiting relationship with the suspect, Nigel Glasgow, 40, ofDead: Diane HernandezMurphy Street, Good Intent Squatting Area.Guyana Times understands that the duo arrived at Glasgow’s house late Tuesday night, but just about 02:30h on Wednesday morning, screams and shouts were heard emanating from the house.According to information received from Police sources, the gruesome discovery was made by two relatives of the mother of Glasgow’s children, who is a pump attendant. This newspaper was told that the pump attendant reportedly received a phone call from the suspect, requesting that she took care of their children.Realising that something was amiss, the attendant contacted her relatives and instructed them to go to the house.Upon arriving at Glasgow’s residence, the relatives had to break in to the locked house where they reportedly found the couple lying on a bed. Hernandez’s body was on the bed, but her head was propped up with what appeared to be a cable wrapped around her neck while her hands were bound. The alleged suspect, on the other hand, was lying alongside her, bleeding from his throat.In the wee hours of the morning when screams had erupted, the man’s two dogsPolice detectives at the scene Wednesday morningstarted to bark and in an attempt to silence them, the animals were allegedly killed by the suspect.During this commotion, the neighbours were awakened and as such, Glasgow reportedly attempted to burn down their house. “He eyes pass me, why he didn’t burn the one he got… what me do he mek he wan burn me house?” the owner of the house, Nigam Blackman, questioned at the scene.The elderly woman told this publication that she was never close to the alleged suspect and only shared pleasantries with him occasionally.“We never had any problems… I don’t know why he wan burn me house,” the woman related. According to Blackman, she was sleeping and unaware of what transpired until her granddaughter, Simone Farley, informed her.However, the granddaughter, whose apartment was scorched, recalled smelling gasoline before seeing the fire.“When I heard the commotion, I though is me uncle get up to bathe but after I lie down and smelling this gasoline, I say no, man, something wrong. So when I decide to get up and pull the bedroom blind, there is the big fire at the side of the chair (in the house),” Farley related.According to the woman, a few ornaments were destroyed and a corner of her apartment was scorched. However, she managed to put out the fire before it caused any major damage. She went on to point out to Guyana Times two bottles containing a suspected flammable substance which the suspect allegedly used to start the fire.Farley further related to this newspaper that while she and Glasgow stopped speaking to each other about four months ago, she was clueless as to why he would want to destroy her house.“He was a quiet person; he does always deh easy and cool… I don’t know what happened; I don’t know if he woman give he problem or what, I cannot say. But like the devil went in he and make he do such thing,” Farley posited.According to the neighbours, after killing the dogs and starting a fire at their house, Glasgow reportedly padlocked his front door from the outside and gained entry into his house through a window, which he then secured once on the inside.The two persons who made the discovery had to break the window to get into the house. The Police were then summoned to the scene and some time after they were seen removing the alleged suspect and rushing him to the West Demerara Regional Hospital.Up to press time, Glasgow, a former cane harvester, remained a patient at the medical institution under guard.
Sinn Féin Justice Spokesperson Padraig Mac Lochlainn has said he is concerned at reports of people queuing from 3am for visa renewals at the Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB) and of heavy handed treatment of vulnerable people by the Gardaí.Padraig Mac LochlainnThe Donegal TD was speaking after hearing reports of protests outside the GNIB office at Burgh Quay yesterday.He said “It is very concerning to hear of people spending hours queuing at the office in order to renew their visas. We have heard reports of people queuing from 3am in what was one of the coldest nights of winter so far. “We have also heard reports of some particularly vulnerable people being dealt with aggressively by members of the Gardaí when protesting that there were no more slots available after waiting hours.“I will be raising the issue with the Minister for Justice next week and calling on her to make more resources available to ensure that people do not have to continue to wait in these dire conditions simply to renew their visas.” Mac LOCHLAINN CONCERNED AT TREATMENT OF VULNERABLE AT GARDA IMMIGRATION BUREAU was last modified: November 29th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalGardaiImmigrationPadraig Mac Lochlainntreatment