Soldier accused of killing attorney-at-law wife remanded

Thursday, April 25, 2019

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THE Jamaica Defence Force lieutenant who allegedly stabbed his wife, attorney-at-law Nordraka Williams Burnett, to death last December, was again remanded when he appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court.

He is scheduled to return to court on May 2.

The accused, 35-year-old Kyodia Burnett, was arrested and charged with murder last December after the body of his wife was found at their home with multiple stab wounds.

The case was mentioned last week Thursday, however, the matter was postponed pending a report from a new psychiatric evaluation that was ordered.

According to the Jamaica Constabulary Force, on December 13, 2018, the body of the attorney was found lying on a bed — with multiple stab wounds — by police who reportedly forced their way into the room in which her husband had reportedly locked himself about 10:00 am.

The couple's two children — eight and three years old — who were present at home during the ordeal, were removed from the apartment by relatives.

Burnett, who was a physiotherapist in the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF), was reportedly being treated for depression at the time of his wife's murder. He is being represented by Queen's Counsel Jacqueline Samuels Brown.

Williams Burnett was head of conveyance at a law firm operated by Christopher Townsend.

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