A DAY after Patrick Parris murdered his estranged wife, he was found dead, hanging by the neck from a tree at the back of his house yesterday.
On Monday, Parris, 49, stabbed and chopped to death 43-year-old Julie Parris who had obtained a domestic violence protection order against him six months ago.
Parris also chopped his son, Brian, when he tried to defend his mother.
Brian Parris's pregnant girlfriend, Lucy Faria, was also chopped.
The attack happened at Mahabalsingh Trace, Navet Village, Rio Claro, around 9 a.m. on Monday.
The dead woman's niece, Jessica Lovelace, 19, told the Express that Patrick Parris had been an abusive husband who had threatened to kill his wife many times.
Lovelace said, "Things were good with them until some five years ago.
"He became very violent. He would beat and curse her. He accused her of being unfaithful. But Julie was not that person. I don't think she had anybody else in her life other than him."
Lovelace said Julie moved to a house at El Guanapo Estate, but Parris followed her.
"He broke up the windows in the house. Last Christmas he burned almost all of her belongings, her wedding dress, curtains, furniture and other things. She took out a restraining order against him. But he still terrorised her. He would go at her workplace at KFC, Rio Claro, and embarrass her," she said.
Lovelace said Faria announced that she was pregnant on Sunday.
"On Monday he (the killer) came to the house and said she (Faria) was a disgrace to the family.
And all she (Julie Parris) said was 'I don't know why he does get on like that'.
He came and said, "All allyuh dead today."
Parris, a gardener, used a knife to stabbed his wife multiple times.
When Brian Parris tried to defend his mother with a cutlass, Parris grabbed it and chopped him on the head and shoulder.
He also chopped Faria and his wife.
Another son, Steve, 13, who witnessed the attack, ran to a neighbour's house for help.
Julie Parris died in the house and her killer ran off in the bushes.
Faria lost three fingers on the right hand and is in critical condition at the Sangre Grande Hospital.
Relative said they were concerned about the health of the unborn child.
Brian Parris is also at hospital.