HOURS before she was expected to deliver her Sunday morning sermon at the St Michael Divine Healing Tabernacle in Longdenville, a female pastor was stabbed to death by a prominent religious leader after a domestic dispute.
The killing occurred behind the walls of the pastor’s church on Saturday night and was witnessed by her 10-year-old granddaughter.
Pastor Alisha Ali, 42, of Gill Trace, Lamont Village, Longdenville died at the Chaguanas District Health Facility. She was found by villagers with a bread knife stuck inside a wound to her face on the ground of her bedroom.
The bedroom is located to the back of the church on the same compound.
Ali was stabbed to her face and chest by her killer. According to a police report, at about 11pm villagers heard the screams of the child and rushed to the house. Ali was found covered in blood. The killer with his hands dripping blood was seen running out of the house.
Police recorded a statement from Ali’s granddaughter. The child told investigators she was on the bed sitting with her grandmother when the close male relative and her grandmother began to argue.