A 28-year-old mother of three has confessed to strangling to death her 32-year-old reputed husband on Mother’s Day.Dead: Julian AnthonyDead is Julian Anthony, called “Yankee,” of Lot 14 Soesdyke, Back Road, East Bank Demerara (EBD). He was pronounced dead on arrival at the Diamond Diagnostic Centre (DDC) in the wee hours of May 13, 2018 after Police found his body in a slumped position bearing marks of violence.His wife, Melissa Silos, had initially told investigators that her reputed husband had been imbibing, and at about 03:00h on the morning of his demise, had fallen down a flight of stairs. She reported that she attempted to wake the now dead man, but he was unresponsive, and as such, she raised an alarm.However, following a post mortem done on May 18, family members of Anthony began to cry foul play after the cause of his death was given as asphyxiation due to compression injuries to the neck.Further inspections carried out showed marks of violence and redness around the man’s neck.His mother, Shakeila Ally, who returned to Guyana on the day of her son’s death, said she had spoken to him on the previous day.According to the woman, Ally and his reputed wife, both of whom she supported, had been encountering difficulties, and the man had requested that his wife move out.Ally’s mother revealed that she had received a message at about 04:00hrs on the day of her son’s death, informing her of what had transpired.“He said, ‘Mommy, I’m happy that you are coming,’ after speaking to him that night, I got a message at 4am in the morning saying he had passed away. I needed to find out, and I needed to know who did it. This girl knows that I was coming, apparently my son told her that she needs to get out of the home,” the woman recalled last Thursday, as her son was being laid to rest.She is calling for a thorough investigation to be carried out into the circumstances surrounding her son’s demise. As such, Division “A” Assistant Commander Leslie James disclosed that Silos was taken into Police custody for questioning in relation to the suspected murder.The woman has reportedly recanted her previous story and told investigators that she and Anthony had had an altercation when she became annoyed and strangled him.Charges are expected to be laid against the woman shortly.
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