The 30-year-old ex-boyfriend of the Sophia woman who was found murdered in a Cummings Lodge trench has been charged for the woman’s murder.
The man, Clevaughn Hamilton, called ‘Quarters,’ appeared at the Sparendaam Magistrates’ Court on Friday and was not required to plea to the indictable charge that he murdered 24-year-old Simone Hackett and dumped her body in the Cummings Lodge trench.
The woman died from multiple stab and chop wounds about her body.
According to the Prosecution’s case, the ex-boyfriend, who is also the father of the woman’s 2-year-old child, lured the woman from her Sophia home on the eve of her sister’s wedding, after telling her that he had sent a package for their son with a man named “Dexter”.
The young woman should have been the maid-of-honour at her sister’s wedding last Sunday but vanished after leaving the home. Her body was found on Tuesday morning.
The Police Prosecutor, David Goodridge, told the Court, that instead, the woman was met by her jealous former lover and brutally stabbed and chopped about her body and later dumped into the trench.
Police investigators zeroed in on the former boyfriend after phone records showed that his number called the woman’s number several times leading up to her death and while he claimed that he was in Mahdia, his cellphone was locked in to mobile towers in Georgetown and the East Coast of Demerara.
Family members of the dead woman berated the murder accused as a “coward” as he made his way in and out of the courtroom. They also lashed out at his family members for attempting to cover up for him following the brutal murder.
Meanwhile, Police investigators are searching for another man, who they suspect, may have aided Hamilton after the murder.
Investigators have found the car that they believe was used to transport the woman’s dead body to the dumping spot. The car was found in Mahdia and according to Police sources, there were several visible blood stains on the inside of the car.
Police investigators believe that after murdering the woman and dumping her body, Hamilton travelled back to Mahdia in an effort to create an alibi that he was there and not in Georgetown.