Murder: Bloody footprints

DOZENS of bloody footprints found in the kitchen where a former Ipswich woman was murdered belonged to her husband, a court heard today.

DOZENS of bloody footprints found in the kitchen where a former Ipswich woman was murdered belonged to her husband, a court heard today.

The Fijian High Court was today told mother-of-four Wendy Singh, 39, formerly of Grove Lane, was stabbed to death after a domestic dispute with her husband Raymond spiralled out of control on May 11 last year.

Singh, who was 29 at the time, denies murdering his wife.

State prosecutor Aca Raiyawa made the accusation that the footprints found in the house were those of Mr Singh with the help of police forensic manager, assistant superintendent of police Iliesa Bula.


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Mr Bula told Justice Daniel Goundar there were 36 blood stained footprints at the crime scene.

Fijilive.com reported that the court was also shown photographs of the deceased's body which had stab wounds in the chest, both sides of the neck, arms, face, nose and head,.

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ASP Bula also showed the knife, which he confirmed to have been lying next to the body at the crime scene.

Raymond Singh, a former sub editor with The Evening Star's sister paper, The East Anglian Daily Times, is alleged to have stabbed his wife to death in a night of madness following one of their heated arguments.

Raiyawa previously told the court the couple had differences over Wendy's inheritance. Singh objected to Wendy's decision to share her wealth with her children, Claire and George, who were 17 and 15 respectively at the time of her death, from a previous relationship. The Singhs had two children of their own.

Yesterday, a neighbour of the Singhs, Tomasi Bulai told the court that on the night of May 10, he could hear the couple arguing.

“My wife called me to the balcony and after she had heard Wendy Linda Singh shout out 'please stop stop', I could see Raymond moving in the house. He came out with the baby in his arms with the three-year-old following him and drove off with them. I came down to the driveway and saw Wendy Linda lying on the floor face up, that's when I called the police.”

Another neighbour, Sean James Koihoi, 21, also told the court he heard Wendy shout 'please stop' before the house fell silent.

The trial continues.

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