He had promised that if she ever left him, he would kill her.
Just after 10 p.m. on Thursday, Giselle Maloney's one-time lover, who swore an oath to protect and serve his countrymen, made good on his promise, allegedly hacking her to death in her Manrick Street, Guaico, apartment.
According to police reports, Maloney's landlord heard screams coming from her apartment around 10.30 p.m. The landlord called Maloney's brother, Sherwin Charles, who also rents an apartment in the area, and the two went to Maloney's apartment.
On reaching there, the report added, they saw a car speeding off, and when they looked through a window into Maloney's home, they saw her lying in a pool of blood.
An all-points bulletin was put out on the vehicle, and officers of the Eastern Division Task Force intercepted the car just after midnight along the Eastern Main Road in Sangre Grande.
The suspect, a 34-year-old police officer of Sangre Grande, is now at the Sangre Grande Police Station assisting officers with their enquiries.
In a telephone interview with the Express, Maloney's mother, Margaret Charles, said her daughter had made a report to the Sangre Grande Police Station just last weekend after she was told her death would come if she left her boyfriend of just over a year.
Charles said her daughter was a kind, loving person who got along well with anyone. She added that from the very day she met Maloney's companion, she did not take to him.
"He did know very well that I did not like him. I tell her he is not no good person for her. I just find he was not looking like somebody suitable for her, and he did not want her to lime with her brothers, just be with him," Charles said.
Another relative, who wished not to be identified by name, said his sister tried to get out of the relationship and had broken up with the officer on several occasions but eventually got back together with him.
He added that his sister, a clerk at the Ministry of Social Development in Sangre Grande, was a very friendly person who aspired to be a receptionist.
He said his baby sister never complained to him about being abused.
He said his five-year-old nephew was supposed to have been with his mother on Thursday night, but Maloney opted to leave him with his grandmother.
Maloney's brother said his sister was supposed to take his nephew to the beach today. He said his nephew keeps asking for his mother although he was informed she had passed on.
An autopsy report conducted yesterday at the Forensic Science Centre in St James stated Maloney died as a result of multiple chop wounds to the head, face and neck.