Love affair ends in deadly stabbing

February 2, 2015, 7:47am

Love affair ends in deadly stabbing

By Theresia Tjihenuna

 

A LESBIAN love affair ended in tragedy yesterday morning after a woman stabbed her partner to death over allegations that she wanted to break up the relationship.
The deceased, identified as 36-year-old Julinda Jagger, was murdered at her home in Katutura's Clemens Kapuuo Street yesterday around 01h20. 
The suspect (26), a resident of Greenwell Matongo, was arrested hours later and is due to appear in court today. 
It is alleged that the two were embroiled in a heated argument where the jealous partner accused Jagger of cheating on her. 
Following the argument, the suspect allegedly followed Jagger to her residence where she stabbed her with an unidentified object. Jagger died on the way to Katutura State Hospital. 
A friend and neighbour of Jagger who only identified herself as Brumelda said the two had been arguing the day before the incident after Jagger decided to end her two-year romance with the suspect because of her alleged abusive behaviour. Brumelda said Julinda was due to start work as a domestic worker today and she wanted to end their relationship and start afresh. 
Brumelda said Julinda was also considering going back to dating men.
“She (suspect) didn't take the news of the break-up well and threatened to stab Jagger before she left and I warned Julinda to take her threats seriously because she has been violent before,” said Brumelda. 
Brumelda said she left the two arguing and returned later to find Julinda bleeding from stab wounds.
“She (suspect) held Julinda in her arms as she was being rushed to the hospital,” she said. Family and friends of the late Jagger said that the relationship had been rocky from the start. “They would fight about everything,” said Jagger's aunt Franzina Jagger.
Franzina said that less than three weeks ago, she had warned Julinda to stay away from the suspect as the relationship was toxic.
“But she told me she was happy to be in her lesbian relationship. She said she didn't want to go back to dating men because they had disappointed and broken her heart in the past and that she was safer with another woman as a lover,” said Franzina.
Other family members said the suspect was an insecure and jealous lover who was controlling Julinda's every move.
“She always demanded to see all the text messages that Julinda was receiving. She also got violent when Julinda received male attention - even if men whistled at her in the street, she didn't take it well,” said another family member.
Julinda's younger sister Anita Jagger said she was devastated. “I'm heartbroken, I have no words,” she said.
Police spokesperson Edwin Kanguatjivi said the passion killing was related by witnesses on the scene who told police that the suspect had threatened to stab Jagger during their argument earlier.
“It turns out the suspect carried out her threats. There was no evidence that Jagger was cheating on her lover as the suspect was merely basing her accusations on unfounded allegations,” said Kanguatjivi.
Kanguatjivi said police investigations into the killing are continuing.

The Namibian