Sunday 12 July, 2020

Murder charge likely for wife who doused ‘matie’ with acid

A woman from Manchester, who has been charged with assault for dousing a woman with a corrosive substance, resulting in severe burns to the body of the woman, whom she reportedly believed to have been in an affair with her husband, is likely to be charged with murder following the death of the victim.

Roshane Griffiths, who suffered third degree burns to some 75 per cent of her body in the attack in Asia, Manchester just after midnight on July 19, died last week.

Police investigators in the parish are now awaiting the results of a post-mortem examination of the body of the bartender, to confirm whether or not the burn injuries caused her death.

Indications are that if the report indicates that Griffiths died from the burns that she received in the attack, a court order is expected to upgrade the assault charge against the accused, Camille Chambers-Collins, to one of murder. 

Allegations were that Griffiths, who is from the neighbouring parish of Clarendon, and worked at a bar in Asia, was attacked while in a car in the company of a man who was believed to be the husband of Chambers-Collins.

The incident occurred about 12:25 a.m. on July 20.

It was reported that Chambers-Collins doused Griffiths and the man, but predominantly Griffiths, with a corrosive substance.

Both were taken to hospital, where it was later learnt that Griffiths had suffered third degree burns to approximately 75 per cent of her body.

There has been no indication of the extent of the injury to the man who was in the car.



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