Headline — 09 December 2014
Wife hangs self; husband tries, but fails

BELLA VISTA, Stann Creek District–The village of Bella Vista in the Stann Creek District was the scene of great tragedy after the wife of Jenaro Caal, Maria Rosaria Caal, 19, hanged herself in their home following an argument with her husband, and Jenaro, after he saw that she had died, tried to hang himself.

Jenaro, 22, is now recovering at the Southern Regional Hospital in Dangriga, while Maria Rosaria’s body lies at the morgue, awaiting a post-mortem to certify the cause of her death.
The tragedy occurred at about 9:00 Friday night at the Caal family’s home in Bella Vista.

Reports to Amandala are that the couple was at home Friday night when Caal received a text on his cellphone, reportedly from a woman, which his wife read. She became angry, and there was an altercation between them, because she felt that he did not love her anymore.

To defuse the situation, Caal left the house and went over to his brother’s home in the same village, and watched television.

Shortly after, Caal went home. On his arrival there he found his wife hanging by the neck from a rope attached to the rafters.

Jenaro Caal, who was filled with grief, tried to hang himself at his house, but he was taken down before he died and was rushed to the Dangriga Hospital, where he is now listed in a stable condition.

Police took down Maria Rosaria’s body from the rafters and transported it to the Southern Regional Hospital. She was declared dead on arrival.

Maria Rosaria Caal’s death has been declared a suicide.

The couple had been married for 3 years. Jenaro and his deceased wife did not have any children.

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