Woman confesses to killing pregnant friend

first_img– in jealous rageThe woman who was charged for murdering her pregnant best friend back in 2015 has pleaded not guilty to murder but guilty to the lesser count of manslaughter.When she appeared before Justice Navindra Singh at the High Court in Georgetown on Thursday, Angelique Williams, now 20 years old, had her sentencing postponed until April 25, 2017, because her Attorney, Mark Waldron,‘KILLED’: Renita Thomasrequested time for a probation report to be submitted.On May 21, 2015, Williams, then 18 years old, stabbed her best friend, Renita Thomas, then 20, at Versailles on the West Bank of Demerara.According to reports, the two women had been best friends for over five years. However, on the day of the incident, the duo, in the company of Thomas’s one-year-old child and some other friends, had gone on an outing at the Aracari Resort at Versailles, West Bank Demerara. When they were leaving the location, they became involved in an argument which turned into a full-blown fight. The altercation turned deadly when Williams armed herself with a broken bottle and repeatedly stabbed her ‘best friend’ to the chest, stomach and head in full view of their friends and Thomas’s one-year-old child.Reports in the media at the time had indicated that the cause of the entire incident‘MURDER ACCUSED’: Angelique Williamswas jealousy on Williams’s part. According to relatives, the best friends had made a pact in the past to become pregnant at the same time, and raise their children together. However, as they worked to make their plan a reality, Thomas got pregnant with her first child and Williams did not get pregnant. This angered Williams, but she reportedly “got over it” until the day in question, when she accidentally learnt that Thomas was pregnant again, and that she was “left in the dark.”Thomas had repeatedly been warned by her family about Williams, who was known to have a “crazy streak”, but she would always defend her friend. Siand Dhurjon and Tuanna Hardy are the State prosecutors in the case. (Ramona Luthi)last_img read more