Caribbean news. A British businessman has been charged with killing his wife after she was beaten and strangled in the Caribbean.
Alexander Clack, 32, originally from London, is accused of murdering his wife Nixiann Downes-Clack after her body was found in a shallow grave in Grenada on Friday, four days after she was reported missing by relatives on the island.
The 27-year-old died of blunt force trauma and asphyxiation by strangulation, according to a post-mortem examination. Clack is in custody on a charge of non-capital murder, meaning the death penalty cannot be considered if there is a conviction.
It was not immediately clear if she was also a British citizen. The 27-year-old woman was ‘suspected to have been the victim of domestic abuse and gender violence,’ said Delma Thomas, Grenada’s minister of social development, housing and gender affairs.
Police said Clack led investigators to his wife’s remains in Mt. Moritz, a village just north of the capital, St. George’s. Local television station CC6 reported that Mrs Clack was reported missing on Tuesday after she failed to show up at her mother’s house to pick up her daughter.
They said the body was found near a house that belonged to a teenager that Clack is alleged to have been in a relationship with – a teenage girl detained with Clack on Friday has since been released from police custody. On Thursday Clack confessed to the killing and he said her body was placed in a suitcase before being buried in a shallow grave which measures 3 feet by 6 inches wide and 3 feet 8 inches in length.
The couple apparently had a two-year-old daughter and had been married for six years. Anselm Clouden, Clack’s lawyer, did not respond to an email seeking comment about his client’s court hearing Monday.
Clouden’s office phone rang unanswered. Clack was born and raised in London but lives in Grenada, a small country in the eastern Caribbean. He is the owner of SGU Fish Market, a company that delivers fish to hoteliers, supermarkets and retailers. He is also listed as an Operations Supervisor in (Grenada) – his bio states he ‘worked for several years with the prison service in north London. Mr. Clack is also a competent dog handler and dog trainer.’ Article courtesy http://www.dailymail.co.uk