The 42-year-old woman accused of slitting her elderly mother’s throat in their Tempe, West Coast Berbice home was today charged and remanded to prison for the offence, after fainting twice during her first court appearance.

The woman, Cameela Jameer, is accused of killing her 71-year-old mother, Rookmin Jameer.

She appeared in the Fort Wellington Magistrate’s Court this morning where she fainted twice, causing Magistrate Rabindranauth Singh to order that she seek medical attention. She was remanded to prison for the murder.

It was reported that Cameela Jameer murdered her mother last Friday at their Tempe, West Coast Berbice (WCB) home.

Police say she confessed to investigators before leading ranks to the murder weapon used to kill her mother.

Guyana Standard has been informed that the suspect told investigators that her mother had been cursing her for the past week for stealing her money.

“The woman [Jameer] said her mother was tormenting her for days for thieving some money she got from foreign and she got upset,” a police source said.

Based on reports received, the woman told police ranks that she had just come from church and was at the sink when her mother started accusing her again of stealing the money.

The suspect claimed that she became angry and picked up a “chopper” that was nearby and fired a chop at her mother.

“She [suspect] said she didn’t expect to kill her mother but out of frustration she fired the chop to scare her away,” the police source said.

On Friday afternoon, it was the suspect who called out for neighbours in panic and said she discovered her mother’s bloodied body when she returned from church.

However, she was taken immediately into police custody after neighbours told investigators that two days before the elderly woman was killed, she expressed fear for her life and claimed that her daughter had threatened to kill her.

Relatives also claimed that the deceased told them that her daughter threatened to pour hot water on her if she left the house to go to the police station.


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