Guyanese woman stabbed to death in New York

first_imgNewsRegional Guyanese woman stabbed to death in New York by: – February 19, 2013 Sharing is caring! Tweet Hazel RobinsonA Guyanese woman was brutally murdered on Sunday, in front of her four-year-old grandson by her husband who nearly sliced her head off, the New York Post reported yesterday.The newspaper described 51-year-old Hazel Robinson as a churchgoing woman and said she was butchered shortly before noon in her family’s Canarsie home by her husband, Ian, who allegedly stabbed her in the neck with a kitchen knife so many times he was left covered in blood.The whole grisly scene unfolded right in front of the couple’s grandson, according to the distraught brother of the victim.“He witnessed everything,” Arthur Laing, 60, said about the grandson. “He did it in front of him. It was gruesome.”The newspaper said that the woman was found partially decapitated and lying on her bedroom floor at her 102nd Street home.Ian Robinson, 58, was promptly taken into custody, sources told the newspaper and the JFK Airport worker was later charged with murder and criminal possession of a weapon.Family said that, before yesterday’s attack, the couple had seemed close. They had been married for 12 years.The family said they never saw anything to predict such violence and cops had no record of previous calls for assistance to their home.“She was a very hard-working person, very charitable,” Laing said of his sister. “She took care of her family.”Hazel was one of eight siblings who immigrated to the United States from Guyana years ago, he said.She spent 10 years working at a Salvation Army centre in the Bronx and was very active at the Christian Cultural Center in East New York, her family said.“She was a very quiet person, into her church. She loved the Lord,” said cousin Claire Hodge, 65. “It was shocking when we got the news.”Starbroek News Sharecenter_img Share Share 16 Views   no discussionslast_img