Guyana: Man Burns Wife, Children To Death In Bartica

(GUYANA NEWS ROOM) – Police have arrested a man who reportedly burnt his wife and two young children alive in their Four Miles Squatting Area, Bartica house late Saturday night.

Dead are Caroline Kennedy and her two daughters, 5-year-old Mariana Downer and 3-year-old Gabriella Kennedy. The community remains in shock over the tragedy; the incident occurred at around 23:00h.

The News Room understands that the man and his wife had an argument earlier in the night; it is suspected that he lit the small wooden house on fire while the woman and the children were sleeping.

Disturbed and shocked at the incident, Mayor of Bartica, Gifford Marshall visited the scene late Saturday night.

In a Facebook post, the Mayor described the man’s actions as cruel and heartless.

“What I witnessed was beyond comprehension. Little Mariana Downer 5yrs and her sister 3 yr old Gabriella Kennedy did not deserve to die the way they did. Their mom Caroline Kennedy, I’m certain was looking forward to spending the holidays with her dear daughters. Like Mariana and Gabriella, she did not deserve to die in that tragic manner.

“It is cruel and heartless to kill your spouse, but a father who kills his daughters, is not human. Our prayers are with the relatives, friends and the entire four miles community,” the mayor said.