Lawyer murdered ... Her soldier husband taken into custody

December 13, 2018
Nordraka Williams-Burnett

A member of the Jamaica Defence Force is now in police custody after allegedly stabbing his wife to death.

The deceased has been identified as Nordraka Williams-Burnett, a lawyer at the law firm Townsend, Whyte and Porter.

Christopher Townsend, one of the lead attorneys at the firm, said that he was informed that the husband allegedly attacked his wife sometime this morning at their Kirkland Heights house in St Andrew.

Photo by Ricardo Makyn
A member of the Jamaica Defence Force collects evidence at the scene of Thursday morning's murder of Nordraka Williams-Burnett at her home in West Kirkland Heights, Kingston 19.

The soldier has reportedly said that "the voices in my head made me do it.”

On her Facebook profile, Nordraka Williams-Burnett describes herself as "daughter of the only living God. Wife of one man. Mother of two girls. God's handiwork.".

The soldier, whose name has not been released, last year described her in a Facebook post as his  "beautiful, talented, motherly, lawyerly wife."

Reports from the Red Hills police are that about 5 a.m., residents heard strange sounds and summoned the police.

On arrival of the lawmen, checks were made at the premises, and the body of Williams-Burnett was found in a room with multiple wounds. Her husband was also seen sitting inside the room. He was subsequently taken into custody.



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