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Gulu Man Who Killed Girlfriend In Critical Condition After Failed Suicide Attempt

The suspect, Okeny Willy and his deceased girlfriend, Laker Grace during happy times. (Courtesy Photo)

Willy Okeny, a man suspected of stabbing to death his girlfriend in Pece Lukung cell, Laroo-Pece division in Gulu city yesterday is battling for his life at Gulu Regional Referral Hospital after attempting to commit suicide.

Okeny allegedly used a kitchen knife to stab his girlfriend, Grace Laker at around 10:30am after she returned home from a night out.

He then reportedly slit his throat, stabbed himself in the chest and drank a poisonous substance in a failed attempt to commit suicide.

Okeny was however rescued by locals who broke into the house and found him unconscious and rushed him to Gulu Regional Referral Hospital.

Jimmy Ocitti, the Local Council One Chairperson Pece Lukung cell told Mega Fm that Okeny is in a critical condition in the Intensive Care Unit.

Ocitti says that according to doctors, the knife pierced Okeny’s liver after he stabbed himself in the chest.

This is the third case of murder among couples in Aswa River region in a space of 15 days.

On October 27th, one Odong Simon, a resident of Amilobo village in Abuga Sub County in Omoro district killed his wife Olivia Alobo.

And on October 29th, Francisca Amony, the former councilor 5 Pece division, stabbed her husband Dr. Etuk Joseph to death from their residence in Keyi A cell, Bardege-Layibi division in Gulu city.

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