Friday, January 19, 2018

Suspect in custody over walkover killing*

STABBED TO DEATH: Yaira Esther Echavarria Rodriguez

A 25-YEAR-old Charlieville man has allegedly confessed to the killing of Dominican Republic national Yaira Esther Echavarria Rodriguez on a walkover near the highway in Charlieville on Monday night.
The suspect, who is in police custody, claims he and 26-year-old Rodriguez got into a knife-fight after she confronted him over a $1,000 debt he owed.
The man claims he was the last person with Rodriguez before her bloody body was discovered by a passer-by on the John Peters walkover shortly before midnight.
The suspect claimed that he had known Rodriguez for approximately eight months, and they would “lime” and “go to clubs”.
He allegedly said that on Monday night he and Rodriguez were liming at a bar in Charlieville and left around 10 p.m.
While walking across the highway on the walkover, Rodriguez confronted him to repay her $1,000 that she had loaned him.

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