Autopsy report ready in death of soldier's wife

Sunday, May 05, 2019

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THE post-mortem report for the attorney who was allegedly killed by her husband last year is now ready.

Although the report was not brought to court when the matter was called up in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court last week, the prosecutor noted that it was collected on Wednesday by a detective sergeant who was engaged in another matter in the Supreme Court.

According to the Jamaica Constabulary Force, on December 13, 2018, Nordraka Williams Burnett's body was found lying on a bed — with multiple stab wounds — by police who reportedly forced their way into the room in which her husband Kyodia Burnett had reportedly locked himself about 10:00 am.

The couple's two children — eight and three years old — who were present at home during the ordeal, were removed from the apartment by relatives.

Burnett, who was a physiotherapist in the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF), was reportedly being treated for depression at the time of his wife's murder.

Burnett is to reappear in court May 21.

At that time, the committal bundle is expected to be served.

Williams Burnett was head of conveyance at a law firm operated by Christopher Townsend.

— Racquel Porter

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