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GUYANA: Tuschen triple murderer arrested in back dam

The house where Joshua Franklin chopped to death several persons and severely injured his ex wife.

The Tuschen cane cutter, who hacked to death his former mother-in-law,  young child and his ex-wife’s new boyfriend, was caught Friday- Boxing Day- morning in the back dam of his village, police said.

The capture of Jerome Franklin aboout 8 AM by police came eight days after he committed the gruesome crime on December 18 at Tuschen Housing Scheme, East Bank Essequibo.

“He was arrested in the Tuschen Backdam and is in police custody where he will be charged shortly for court,” Guyana Police Force spokesman, Ivelaw Whittaker said in a statement.

Those killed are 55-year-old, Bibi Zalima Khan, 9-year-old Ashley Boodhoo, and 30 year old upholsterer Floyd Drakes.

Investigators have already learnt that Franklin smashed through a window on the fateful day and began chopping everyone in his path.

His ex wife, Geeta Boodhoo, is still hospitalized in a critical condition, with one of her arms severed and wounds to her head.