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10.05.2019 General News

Wife Murdered Husband With Grinding Stone

A local grinding stone

A mental patient, Rebecca Lamptey, is said to have murdered her husband, Mike Opey Lamptey, 52, in their matrimonial home with a grinding stone.

Rebecca, according to police sources, crashed the husband head severally with a grinding stone leading to his untimely death on Thursday May 9, 2019, at Aboabo suburb of Koforidua in the Eastern Region.

The deceased was reportedly attacked by his wife at the time he was asleep.

Reports say Mike bled profusely and died before the police arrived at the scene.

DSP Ebenezer Tetteh, the Eastern Regional Police Officer in charge of Public Relations told media, a team of investigators were dispatched to the scene and found the deceased lying on a prone position in a pool of blood.

Doctors report has not been issued yet, but police said preliminary investigation and examination on the lifeless body of Mike, indicated he sustained severe fracture in the skull.

The deceased face, the police said was also completely deformed with blood as a result of the attack.

Mike lifeless body, the police added, has since been deposited at the St. Joseph Hospital morgue for preservation and autopsy, after the necessary investigation at the crime scene was done.

According to DSP Tetteh, the suspect whom locals confirmed to be in mentally unstable condition was arrested whilst the grinding stone also been retrieved.

He noted that, until medical examination confirms Rebecca mental illness, she would be processed to court for prosecution, while investigation continues to unravel the true cause of death of Mike.

Some residents, including the Assembly Member for Aboabo Electoral Area, Achirah Samuel Tettey, confirmed Rebecca's mental condition was detected after she and the husband had settled in the community about five years ago having built their own house.

Per the assemblyman accounts, Rebecca mental condition intermittently triggers her to engage in several misconducts in the community but expressed that it led to the killing of her husband whom he described a very quiet man.