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Allisia McPherson was victim of physical abuse by boyfriend

IMG-20150419-WA0002_resized-300x22520150421_114850_resized-2-620x330ALLISIA McPherson, 18, of Lot 612 ‘C’ Field, Sophia, Georgetown, who was stabbed about the body 41 times had been a victim of physical abuse by her 19-year-old boyfriend, who has gone into hiding since the murder.McPherson’s life ended tragically early on Sunday morning when she was stabbed to death by her boyfriend, who has been identified as construction worker, Shivnarine Roopnarine, called “Shiv” of Grove, East Bank Demerara, while they were at a party at ‘B’ Field, Sophia.

The teen’s mother Denise McPherson told this publication that she had once observed a bite mark on her hand and had asked her daughter about it and she said she got injured.

She stated that Allisia was the kind of girl who bore it alone and would not talk about what she was going through in that relationship, although she had questioned the teen several times but she refused to talk about it.

The grieving woman added that Allisia and “Shiv” had been together for two years and during that time he was a regular visitor to her home, because he had approached her and told her that he was interested in her daughter; and instead of them having to meet on the streets, he would like permission to visit her at home and she agreed.

Mrs. McPherson said the young man was respectful and had a quiet demeanor and her daughter seemed happy with him, but deep down she knew all was not well; but whenever she brought up the subject, the girl would not talk about it.

The mother of four told the Guyana Chronicle that on Saturday afternoon her daughter said she was going to a party at Cappy’s Place and she would meet her boyfriend at the location and left home with a male neighbour.

It is believed that, that move angered the jealous “Shiv,” who met her at the gate and upon seeing her with the young man she had grown up with, he started to quarrel with her since persons observed he was slapping her.

Allisia’s bloodied body was found at about 04:00hrs on Sunday morning aback the property where the party was held in the washroom area by a patron, who had gone to use the facility and alerted others there.

The mortally injured teen was placed in a taxi and taken to the GPHC where she succumbed.

A post- mortem on Monday revealed that the teen’s body bore 41 stab wounds and the cause of death was given as haemorrhage and shock due to multiple stab wounds and punctured lungs, relatives said.

Mrs. McPherson said when she reached the hospital after getting a telephone call saying her daughter had been stabbed, she was unable to see her until after an hour ,but her daughter was unresponsive and covered in blood.

At the time Allisia was not working and had met “Shiv” through a friend, after which they began going out regularly. She however noted that he was jealous and policed Allisia’s movements and would do so via cell phone on a daily basis.

Shiv was observed in a minibus heading to Mahdia after the murder and it was reported that after the stabbing incident, he went and told the disc jockey that he should stop the music since somebody “get stab up.” He then fled the scene.

Allisia will be laid to rest on Monday.


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