The rural community of Green Bottom in Sandy Bay was jolted Monday evening by the bizarre murder of a disabled teenage girl who was savagely stabbed while her stepmother reportedly slept in an adjoining room of their Clarendon home.
Shelly-Ann Williams, 17, who has Down syndrome, was discovered, lying face down in a pool of blood, by her father, Howard Williams, and stepmother Shelly-Ann Allen after her dad returned home from work and queried about her whereabouts.
A visibly shaken Allen said that she last heard the teenager laughing in her room while speaking with her father on the phone earlier in the evening.
Allen said that she dozed off shortly after and was awakened when her partner came home.
The death scene was a canvas of brutality, with blood smeared all over the room.
Allen said she was informed by the police that her stepdaughter sustained five stab wounds to the back. She was also stabbed in the neck.
The teenager was discovered naked and is suspected to have been raped.
“All di look wi a look fi di clothes, we can’t find it, and one machete weh did deh pon di kitchen counter, wi can’t find it,” said Allen.
“When you look outside, a pure blood.”
Allen, who recounted how she and her husband had searched frantically for the child before they stumbled on the gruesome discovery, said she was puzzled by the motive behind the killing of a girl described as friendly and loving.