Latest homicide victim ID’d as Althea Henry. Jamaican Linsome Boyd on the run

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The victim of Sunday’s homicide in Cashew Hill has been identified as 50-year-old Althea Henry.

Henry was found in her home with machete wounds about her body.

Henry’s 21-year-old son was also injured in the attack and is now in the intensive care unit of the Sir Lester Bird Mount St. John’s Medical Centre.

Antigua News Room understands that the perpetrator is Jamaican Linsome Boyd, who is now on the run.

In 2017 Boyd was charged with the attempted murder Henry, who was 47 at the time.

The charge was brought against Boyd, after Henry was found in a “bloody and bruised state” in Radio Range, the police said in a STRATCOM release.

The woman, who was discovered by a passerby, was lying on a piece of cardboard in a bushy area with a large, blood-splattered rock next to her head.

She was rushed to hospital by ambulance and was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit in critical condition.

According to the police, Boyd was arrested and taken into custody shortly following the discovery.

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      • Guys,guys, I know emotions are high and as a result irrational statements and assumptions will be made. These are 2 people I know or most accurately acquainted with.
        In fect, prior to Sunday, my last sight of them together would have been Thursday of last week. They live together and are normally together every morning on the American road Scotts hill route doing their routine exercises.

        It’s obvious that inspite of the alleged incident in 2017, when she was seriously injured, she refused to take the matter any further. What is the law or police expected to do? Like seriously,? Charge a man for a crime when there is no evidence? When the victim herself refuses to have him prosecuted?
        As tragic as this may be, and believe me I grieve for her kids and family, but Althea brought this upon herself! Why continue to sleep and dance with the devil? He already nearly killed you and you still persist with this violent beast!!.
        Stop blaming the police, the government, the courts for not doing what they were not in a position to. Well now, the law will and must come down on him with swiftness and full force. He must pay for this hideous murder.
        Althea will not be around now to stand in the way of justice! Hang him high!!

        • @Mark This is truly a traggic ending and I agree with you that it should not be about the blaming game. However, some area of our judicial system appears to have failed. The fact that there was an attempted murder, once enough proof was there to substantiate the claim, I believe the charges should to allowed to take its course whether or not Althea was willing.

          At the moment, she is dead and cannot decide whether or not she needs to follow through with procecution. However, based on the evidence, the process will take place in her absence, why could not the same be applied in the attempted murder situation?

          We may want to cast the blame on Athea for going back into that situation, which has now not only caused her death, but put her son’s life in danger. But many women find’s themselves in abusive relationships and find it so difficult to get out. We have to really understand the psychology of the mentally and physically abused.

        • @ Mark Cesar YOU ARE AN ASS . HE SHOULD’VE BEEN DEPORTED WHEN HE TRIED TO KILL HER THE FIRST TIME PERIOD . THEN SHE WOULD HAVE TO MEET HIM IN HIS BIRTH COUNTRY .
          WHEN YOU CAUSE BODILY HARM TO SOMEONE EVEN IF THEY DON’T WANT TO PRESS CHARGES AS LONG AS THE STATE HAS ENOUGH EVIDENCE THEY WILL BE SO CHARGED

      • Cannot understand some women. He almost killed her in 2017, and that wasn’t enough. She stayed with him, now 2021 and now she’s dead. What is wrong with some women. I got slapped ONCE. I was off and he was lucky as my family wanted to out him 6ft under and that was just one time. I stopped it from them beating him as I didn’t want my family ending up in prison for him. I hate violence. May her soul RIEP.

  1. So how he out and about when he try kill the woman before. Them jamaican come a Antigua and a commit criminal acts!! We dont solve our problems like that, killing ppl, if you n the woman cant get along, part ways

    • I’m not saying what he did was right . But a Jamaican alone commit crime ? So a Antiguan man never a kill a Antiguan woman ? Chupz. What about the Antiguan man that killed the Jamaican woman last year (slit her throat in a bar) ? Sure you didn’t make the comment and say anything .

      • Her throat was never cut. Antiguan or Jamaican he has not the right to kill her. Plain and simple.

      • Hush ya uneducated ass he ain’t antiguan so they have to name his nationality nobody ever say jamaican alone comit crime! But yall do it the most have u heard how your fellow jamaicans back home a raping women of all ages and killing them after ??? Jus shut it

        • Clearly you are the uneducated one. And misinformed might I add. Before you single out an entire nationality (like a small minded person), check your Facts. Used an online platform to do a little more than scroll through social media. Read the news once in a while. And maybe then you’ll learn something.

          • Thank you. What that man has done not only reflects on Jamaican men but on all men. Women are less trusting of us and it’ll just get worse over time. I’m a very apathetic person however this news has only made me want to protect the women in my life more than I already am. As men we are protectors of the women we love and cherish. We come from the union of a man and woman but our mothers love is not something we all attain and quite frankly we as men don’t always share such with our offspring as we know nothing of it or barely do. We were taught to be strong and not made a fool of. But what needs to really be passed on are proper morals, these morals that make us a better person rather than a wicked man such as he who took the life of this beautiful woman. Even if she hurt him internally he chose to do back at her externally and with extreme malice and if they chose to do too him what he has done to her I’d feel no remorse for such a man that is incapable of using his words. I feel even more ashamed as I am of Jamaican descent and all I’ve done all my life is try to walk away from these types of behavior and pursue higher education as many before me have done. Yet because of persons similar to him I’m judged solely on my place of birth rather than my individuality. I read through all statements made and i saw one that said why not deport all Jamaicans out of the country and I felt that not just for me but for every JAMAICAN who’s here just trying to live life as happily as she/he can here for whatever reasons they’ve left Jamaica for. To condemn all of us due this one man’s err or a next man’s err is like saying all antigua should be condemned due to one man’s err in any and every country antiguans have left here to go too. So honestly think about what you’re putting out there before you come online a make post just because. Also even if we’re all deported who are you gonna blame all the crime on in the country? Another set of immigrants? Will it be Guyanese next? The Spanish? Chinese? Nah for each one of em there’s a slightly different complain but the main complaint is that we’re taking all the jobs when that’s actually not true. Anyways I’ve said my piece and went off track. Have a lovely day Antigua & Barbuda

        • No, you’re the uneducated ass. You’re literally saying something that will just start another controversial talk about Jamaicans here in antigua. Sure some of us JAMAICANS have done horrendous things but it’s not only US out there doing the worse. What you’re currently doing is being an ass. Just pass the news as it comes and stop the bullshit. I know and have heard of Antiguans doing the same or similar. The only reason why you barely hear of such here is due to how small Antigua is compared to Jamaica.

      • I don’t even wrong the people cuz a lot of Jamaicans favourite phrase is “If Dem did deh a yard” they can’t seem to keep their bad manners home and humble themselves in people’s country. Smh

    • From the courthouse that animal should have been taken straight to the airport . Seriously guys my understanding is they don't even allow you to go home to get or pack anything

      Condolences to the family God is Great . Why he was not deported . In America if you don’t pay your bus or train fare they used to just give a ticket and a fine .
      Fast forward to today that same offence with a green holder can easily and is ground for deportation
      We haven’t even gotten to robbery , assault or murder yet.
      TIME TO WAKE UP .

    • He’s on the run but, once he has faced the court and found guilty he must serve his sentence then deport. It will deter others I hope of committing any criminal acts in another man’s land

  2. ANR please try and complete this article. Back in 2017 what transpired with the Boyd’s court matter?

    Deepest condolences to the deceased family and friends….

    Was this an imported case or community spread?

    ANR are the players Antiguan and Barbudan citizens?

  3. Why was he not in prison for the first attempt at killing her? In my view she was failed by the attorney who championed his bail, she was failed by the police and DPP for not pushing the case and ensuring that he was incarcerated. In short she was faild by the state and we all have been enjoying our waking moments with pleasure.

  4. It is quite irrelevant whether the victim wanted to pursie the case in 2017…. He should have served time and then deported. Now he has succesfully carried out the murder, and the police are now searching for him. How does this situation make any sense. If he is on the run he can possible get out of the country. I am just so upset by this….

  5. SMH….imagine dem wanted to lock me up for a minor traffic offence, and now this man case was attempted to murder, now murder accused of the same woman and on the run now…hahaha smh imagine that, just imagine that eh. “Good God of my salvation, shine ya light pun dis ya generation”……Good job pigs, good job, keep doing what you do best.
    Condolences to the loved ones of this woman…R.I.P, sad when our women go down so….

    Ya gonna lock people up for years for a thieving a slice of bread but ya gonna have man out on the run now for murder……….lesson well learnt pigs, well learnt.

  6. The whole fact of the matter most of you are missing is that THISCMAN ALMOST KILLED HER 3 YRS AGO BUT GOD SEND HELP…why the hell Althea went back to a man who as almost killed her?….WJEN WE WOMEN DNT LOVE OURSELVES WHY WOULD ANY WOMAN GO WITH A MAN WHO ALMOST KILLED HER?

    CLEARLY THUS MAN HAS MENTAL ISSUES ….ANGER ISSUES….SO MANY ISSUES …HE MEANT TO KILL HER …JAMAICANS ARECEVIL PPL…LOOK AT THEIR CRIME RATE ON A MONTHLY BASIS……

    WOMEN WE HAVE TO DO BETTER …WE HAVE TO LOVE OURSELVES MORE …..STOP LOVING EVERYTHING BUT OURSELVES…..

    I PRAY GOD SPARE HER SON AND HE GETS ALL THE COUNSELING HE NEEDS..

  7. Too lenient ,,are our Immigration laws.
    You run afoul of our laws?
    You’re packed up,,,and sent back home.
    The End.

    • GASTON NEEDS THEIR VOTE ….

      HOW HAS ANY JAMAICAN HELPED OUR COUNTRY
      MOST ARE HERE TO LOOK A BETTER LIFE…BUT HAS NOTHUNG TO CONTRIBUTE…I guess bleaching …tek ppl husband/ man ….

      • Are you a dunce? SMH. It more sounds like a personal problem that you’ve encountered as to why you think how you think. So just hop off your high horse.

      • They should only be aloud anywhere if they have something to contribute, but prefer if they stay where they are. Say same about my country. St.Kitts & Nevis. Otherwise they can be a havoc to the country.

  8. The perpetrator obviously has a WICKED HEART! I don´t understand why she went back to him after he left her for dead in 2017. Just at loss for words right now. Where do some men get the idea from that women deserve such treatment – after all men have mothers, sisters,aunts, nieces, grandmothers and cousins.

    • And I agree with you. He most definitely has a wicked heart. It’s engraved so deeply that he’s done such an atrocious deed.

  9. There are many women like Althea who have a hard time leaving their abusers…they need professional help, safe houses to go and police protection…Those women who are behaving like Althea at this very moment, get help to leave or u alone might not be going, it could be other family members as well with u, get help and pray about it NOW..

  10. The whole system failed this young lady .
    Cutie too Cute Benjamin WHERE ARE YOU WHERE ARE YOU ? IT IS YOUR JOB IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO PROTECT OUR BEAUTIFUL WOMEN AND CITIZENS . HOW DO YOU GO TO BED AT NIGHT AND LAY ON YOUR BACK AND LOOK AT THE CEILING AND REFLECT AT A DAY’S WORK AND DO YOU THINK ALL WAS DONE TO PROTECT THIS BEAUTIFUL YOUNG .

    • The system failed her or she CHOSE to go back to him? No one knows/understands why she just couldnt seem to let him go. Perhaps in her mind, it was ´love´- however twisted it was. You can give a person everything except a mind of their own.

  11. really sad situation on a whole which only further amplifies our selfish society, people like althea find extremely difficult to leave their abuser as they simply don’t have the support system whether it be family or friends they simply don’t have a support system so they find themselves stuck with their abuser. Yes the justice ultimately failed her, but all the people around her in life failed her as well and I’m sure right now they are the ones who are gonna have the most to say… disgusting ,selfish, fake, envious society we live in here

    • Think if she wanted too leave she could have done. The fact that she was nearly killed in 2017, that should have been a scary frightening moment for her to want to leave him. That is if she thought about it and told her self “I don’t want to die”. This man was a dangerous imbecile. Who in the right mind would hang around. It’s not like it was a slap. This was almost murder, now 2021 she’s dead by the same animal. She could have pressed charges and got him locked away and deported. Some women just ask for it. Some women love a beating. Some women think he loves her and if he’s not beating her, she thinks he doesn’t live her. (sorry last one a Jamaican ting lol). Don’t come back at me as I never reply once I’ve said what I said so save your energy.
      The minute a man lays his hands on you, leave. If you stay that’s telling him it’s okay to hit me and its wrong.

      Since my break up in Nov 19, I am happy being single. I don’t trust men and I’m very particular and choosy. They have to come from a good source as I don’t want to be going out with any criminals or anyone with dark secrets. I choose and pick wisely when I’m ready.

  12. First off condolences to the family of the deceased and prayers for her son in the ICU for a complete recovery both physically and mentally. That young man is going to need alot of assistance in grappling with what has befallen his mother and himself.
    Secondly, I see alot of comments regarding what is perceived to be her latest relationship with the alleged perpetrator, but nowhere have I seen any report that she was currently in a relationship with the alleged murderer. I do not know if she was or she wasn’t. If she was, the advice given is fair advice to others who may be in abusive relationships. That treatment almost never gets better, it worsens with time. To the person who made the observation that women and their children who find themselves in those situations needing a place of safe haven, your comments have been echoed time and time again, yet, nothing is done. We may say, individually, we are not able, whether it be reasons of finance or we do not think we are knowledgeable enough, but what about if we worked collectively? What about if we could set up a meeting to discuss getting a non-profit company to hold functions, to fund raise to build a structure that could house these unfortunate persons? Worth a thought?
    Now to the most egregious part. Why are our laws so slip shoddy. I speak here from personal experience. My son got into an altercation with a young man whom he had befriended and taken under his roof and subsequently had to ask him to leave because the young man was proving to be a negative influence on his own children, encouraging them to steal from their parents. Shortly after the altercation happened. My son was arrested. The young man went to the police station and informed the police that he did not wish to proceed with any case against my son. THE POLICE TOLD HIM, IT IS A POLICE MATTER, YOU CANNOT DECIDE WHETHER OR NOT THE CASE GOES FORWARD.
    The young man had been hit across his head and suffered a bleeding wound. The charge was attempted murder.
    My son went to court, the young man gave witness FOR my son and again said, this time to the court, I do not want anything to happen to him, because he has been good to me. My son was fined. What happened to my son was just. He was made to understand that actions have repercussions.
    Now tell me, the same agency, the police, held the alleged perpetrator in 2017 for having committed the atrocity of bashing in that poor woman’s head with a stone and left her bleeding in an unused building. We’re it not for a passing-by good Samaritan she could have bled to her death then. She says she doesn’t want to process with a case and the same agency that told the victim in my son’s case that it was a POLICE MATTER, and that he, the victim, had no say in the matter, then drops the case against this man who allegedly four years later, succeeds in killing her and severely wounding her son.
    Might her life been spared had the police took the right view that in 2017, it was a POLICE MATTER, and she had no say in the matter, done thorough investigating so that even if she was a hostile witness to the court, he could have been found guilty and been given whatever sentence the court deemed proper and appropriate and given his status, deported? Might her life have been spared?
    There will always be more questions than answers, but where questions have answers, even temporary answers, should citizens, nationals and government not try to work together to resolve those questions? Rather than sit and wring our hands in reactive despair.

  13. @ Hmmm ARE YOU SITTING ON YOUR BRAIN AS AGAIN . IF HE WAS DEPORTED IT WOULD’VE NEVER HAPPENED UNLESS SHE GO TO JAMAICA . JESUS WHAT SCHOOL SOME OF YOU WENT TO.

    • How was he to be deported without the case having been heard?
      The police dropped the ball in 2017 when because the victim decided she did not want to proceed with the case it was dropped.
      They ought not to have done that. The charge was a serious charge of attempted murder, then, she should not have had any say, other than maybe not give evidence if she did not want to.
      That brings me to another point. When we, as women, feel we are vulnerable, feel we are caught between a rock and a hard place, feel we have nowhere to turn in cases of domestic abuse and violence, and yes, even men, for it happens to men too, what should they do?
      Government has an office that should handle these people’s cases. It is the Gender Affairs Department. That department needs to do more Public Relations work. We have a long way to go people, but we can do better. We can try to do better to help others.

  14. Guys,guys, I know emotions are high and as a result irrational statements and assumptions will be made. These are 2 people I know or most accurately acquainted with.
    In fect, prior to Sunday, my last sight of them together would have been Thursday of last week. They live together and are normally together every morning on the American road Scotts hill route doing their routine exercises.

    It’s obvious that inspite of the alleged incident in 2017, when she was seriously injured, she refused to take the matter any further. What is the law or police expected to do? Like seriously,? Charge a man for a crime when there is no evidence? When the victim herself refuses to have him prosecuted?
    As tragic as this may be, and believe me I grieve for her kids and family, but Althea brought this upon herself! Why continue to sleep and dance with the devil? He already nearly killed you and you still persist with this violent beast!!.
    Stop blaming the police, the government, the courts for not doing what they were not in a position to. Well now, the law will and must come down on him with swiftness and full force. He must pay for this hideous murder.
    Althea will not be around now to stand in the way of justice! Hang him high!!

  15. Nowwwwww…i know ANTIGUA CANNOT EVER BE COMPARED TO AMERICA ….but clearly CUTIE & GASTON FAILED …..in american whena woman drops charges or refused to corperate the STATE STILL PERSUE..SENTENCED….this animal was very much needed to be deported after what he did her the 1st time….the system failed epically.

    Another issue here IS THAT MANY OF YOU WOMEN HATE YOURSELVES?????? …HOW MANY OF YOU RIGHT NOW IS BEING PHYSICALLY A USED AND SAVING FACE CAUSE HEPAYS THE BILLS….YESTERDAY WAS ALTHEA DAY when will it be YOURS?? ….HOW MANY YOUNG LADIES RIGHT NOW ARE BEING PHYSICALLY ABUSED AND MAKING EXCUSES FOR…..HIM…..is DEATH YOUR WAY OF LOVINGYOURSELF…

    MEN THE NEXT TIME YOU SLAP UR WIFE / WOMAN think of ALTHEA …MANYOF YOU DNT WANT ANY MAN HITTING YOUR DAUGHTERS …….YOUR WIFE / WOMANIS SOMEONES DAUGHTER.

    LADIES ITSMORE THAN DAMMMM TIME YOU LOVEYOURSELF ….STOP WITH THIS DOGMA MENTALITY HALF A MAN BETTER THAN NO MAN.I KNOW NOONE WANTS TO BE ALONE BUT WE HAVE TO DO BETTER …

    FROM TNE 1st timehe raises his hand to you that is an indictor that you need to end it…bcos we as a society scorns abusedwomen theres noone saying if you need help im here its NOT ALWAYS ONEY HELP.

    You prefer to hide these men to save face for alifestyle no one cares about ….

  16. Oh my! Can’t believe this. I have known this lady for a long time, seeing her on regular morning walks; she used to run with a stick in her hand. I did not see her for a while until some time later when she reappeared and told me she was the victim of the first incidence. By that time she looked so much different that it was hard to tell she was the same person. I continued to see her and the accused – who I don’t know and did not know he was the same person who messed her up the first time – until sometime last week. I did hear what appeared to be an argument, something I don’t recall hearing before but….

    Long story short, I am sorry to hear of her passing especially under the circumstances and the fact that she forgave such a heinous attack on her only to have a fatal repeat from the same person.

    So sorry to hear. RIP Althea.

  17. Just my two cents. The criminal code needs to be updated. Specifically crimes dealing with domestic violence. They can become deadly confrontations.

    My suggestion to the government and the attorney general is to update the law. Where victims of domestic violence have no say in the prosecution of the perpetrator. (The OJ Law) in the United States could be used a reference point.

    If the DPP had the power to prosecute that man back in 2017 for such a heinous crime without the victim’s cooperation. She be alive today. He would have been convicted, sentenced and upon completion of his sentence deported back to Jamaica. Full stop!

  18. Question. Is althea also Jamaican? It appears that most of the women being murdered are Jamaicans and a lot of the crimes in Antigua are perpetuated by non Antiguan males. Better screening needs to be done of the people allowed in Antigua . It should not only be about votes. What kind of Justice system do we have in Antigua when an attempted murderer was allowed to walk free. Were they so dumb that we they did not realize that abusers never give up until they murder their victims?

  19. Those of you who cannot fathom the depth of abuse, particular physical and mental need to stop being sooo self righteous. The police and the entire judicial system failed her 1000%. The only way she could have began talking could have been when she knows he would have been locked up and safely behind bars. She may have just been waiting to feel some measure of safety to turn on him and talk or provide the evidence. How does an attempt murderer go free? How? How? Under what conditions could he have been released back to society and being free to roam about? Why are the police being paid if the cannot find evidence? What does that say about government, the judicial system and the entire country? That’s a joke.

  20. Those of you who cannot fathom the depth of abuse, particular physical and mental, need to stop being sooo self righteous. The police and the entire judicial system failed her (Althea) 1000%. The only way she could have began talking could have been when she knows he would have been locked up and safely behind bars. She may have just been waiting to feel some measure of safety to turn on him and talk or provide the evidence. How does an attempt murderer go free? How? How? Under what conditions could he have been released back to society and being free to roam about? Why are the police being paid if they cannot find evidence? What does that say about our awareness of and protections for those who live in abusive situations. What does that say about our systems of government, the judicial system and the entire country? That’s a joke.

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