Investigations are now underway relating to a man who allegedly stabbed his wife to death, before consuming a toxic substance that killed him.
Dead are 29-year-old Salema Reid, and her husband, 54-year-old Phillip Reid, both of Aston, Westmoreland.
Reportedly, the incident took place minutes to 11 a.m. on Friday, February 7, at the couple’s home. Allegedly, during an argument, which got physical, a knife was used to stab Mrs. Reid several times.
Her husband, Mr. Reid, then left the scene of the crime and was seen by neighbors drinking an unknown fluid which it is alleged could be the herbicide gramoxone.
Following this, the police were called and Mrs. Reid was rushed to the hospital where she was pronounced dead.
Her husband, Mr. Reid, was also rushed to the Savanna-la-Mar Hospital where he was admitted but died moments later.