SHOCK: Sharon Goodridge, also known as Sharon Howell, of Georgetown, Guyana, is listed in critically condition after her lover, Colbert Rodney, beat her in the head with a hammer and then stabbed her in the chest, mouth and abdomen, before ingesting poison in an attempted murder-suicide. Goodridge, a 38 year old mother of 10, is fighting for her life in the intensive care unit at the Georgetown Public Hospital, Kaieteur News reports. Rodney is reportedly under police guard at the same hospital, but in a different area.
According to the woman’s daughter, Goodridge, who has a child with the suspect works at a popular fish shop in D’Urban Street. The couple has been together for almost two years.
On Saturday last they began arguing over “some woman” and according to the victim’s 10-year-old daughter, the man started to pack his bags, telling her mother that he was moving to go live with his brother in Diamond, East Bank Demerara.
She explained that the suspect went to the back of the house and came back with a hammer. Her mother who was at the time sitting on a chair, got up when she saw her attacker approaching. “Mom get up and he push her down and start stabbing her then he take the hammer and hit her,” the woman’s daughter claimed. While Goodridge’s attacker was bashing her with the hammer, her 10-year-old daughter was accidentally injured by the suspect’s actions. Source
Domestic violence against women is such a regular occurrence and it’s not just limited to one area, it is universal. By all accounts, it seems that Sharon Goodridge and Colbert Rodney had a very toxic relationship that included incidents of domestic violence. The incidents will continue to escalate until it takes a turn for possible murder-suicide. We have been covering domestic violence for a long time and there doesn’t seem to be any end in sight. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Sharon Goodridge and her family.