(CMR) Two men, including the husband of a Guyanese woman, whose body was found hanging from a mango tree in her yard in Yarrowkabra earlier this month, have been charged with her murder.
Police have charged Dianand Lakhan, 41, and 36-year-old Aubrey Williams, with the murder of Lakhan’s 48-year-old wife, Edith Reuben. The police believe the woman was killed during the early hours of February 8.
Police had suspected foul play and a post mortem examination later confirmed that Reuben died due to asphyxiation due to hanging compounded by blunt force trauma to the head.
Police said the positioning of the woman’s body suggested she was murdered and her body placed at the scene.
The husband has said that a male friend stayed with the couple and spent the night and that his wife was last seen alive just after midnight on her veranda.
The police said that the husband said that at around 4 am (local time), the friend woke him up to say he was leaving and that and he went back to sleep.
But he said when he awoke two hours later, he saw his wife’s body hanging from the tree.
Both men were remanded until March 3