AFTER weeks of accusations of infidelity by a close female relative, a 24-year-old Jamaican man was stabbed to death in Marabella.
Michael Williams was stabbed in the chest with a kitchen knife, and succumbed hours later at hospital.
A 33-year-old Jamaican woman, who was seen with blood on her clothes walking along Union Road, was detained by police shortly after the stabbing.
The suspect gave birth to twin girls, Mikayla and Mikaylee, on December 20 last year and lived with Williams and his relatives.
Police said that at around 11 a.m, Williams was stabbed after he was accused of being unfaithful to the suspect.
Yesterday, shortly before the Express visited, homicide detectives visited Williams's relatives and broke the news to them that he had died at hospital.
The dead man's sister, Denise Harriet, 18, wept as she held one of the infants. With the mother in police custody, the babies are being cared for by a neighbour and by relatives of Williams.
Harriet said her sister called her shortly after the incident and told her Williams was stabbed.
"They were arguing after he asked her for the key to the room. I heard she (the suspect) lit the stove and put water on it. Mikey went to wash the dishes and she threw the water on him, and he took off his jersey. My sister heard my brother scream and she saw her (the suspect) walk out with a knife. Mikey walked out the room and collapsed outside. He had a big hole in his chest," said the sister.
Harriet said her brother and the suspect met in Jamaica and planned to come to Trinidad.
"They were always in arguments," she said. "He hit her (the suspect) one time in Jamaica, and mummy spoke to him and it never happened again. When they came to Trinidad, she was already pregnant".
"One morning she (the suspect) came into my room and she said he told her the babies were not his because she was talking to other people. But my brother loved the babies. He would hug and kiss them," said Harriet.
She said Williams and the suspect were employed as security guards at separate firms, and the suspect stopped working when she was in an advanced stage of her pregnancy.
"I think she was depressed," Harriet said of the suspect.
"She is always quarrelling with my brother. He would talk to her to try to make her happy, but she would push him away. She used to be a quiet person. But after she had the babies she said she wanted to do something to my brother. But she said she would remember mummy was nice to her and leave him alone."
Harriet said the suspect had delivered the twins by Caesarean section at the San Fernando General Hospital, but was not on any medication.
The suspect reportedly came to Trinidad from Jamaica some seven months ago with her brother. The dead man lived in Clarendon, while the suspect lived in Kingston, Jamaica.
The suspect remained in custody at the Marabella Police Station yesterday. Inspector Derrick Matthew Noel is investigating.