PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Marcia Henville, the television talk show host, whose charred remains were discovered after a fire gutted her bedroom early last Saturday morning, was murdered, according to the results of an autopsy done on Monday.
The autopsy, done by pathologist, Dr. Eslyn Mc Donald Burris, found that the 51-year-old mother of two had been beaten on the head, stabbed about the body, and her throat cut.
Last Saturday, fire officials had confirmed that the charred remains of the host of “Point Blank” aired on CCN TV 6, was found in the bedroom of her home in St. Augustine, east of here.
Her husband, who is now under police guard at the hospital, escaped with burns to his body. He had earlier told police that he and his wife had returned home early Saturday morning, after attending a Carnival show in the capital.
He said a scented candle in the room may have caused the blaze and told police that he loved his wife.
However, attorney, Fulton Wilson, posted on his Facebook page that the former television personality was in the process of divorcing her husband and that the documents were to be served to him on Monday.
“I am very, very angry,” Wilson, a former journalist wrote, noting that he had handed over to police documents and other information provided to him by Henville, as part of her reasons for seeking a divorce.
Neighbours told police that they heard arguments before the fire.
Henville was born and raised in the area generally known as Notting Hill in West London. Her Facebook page notes “my parents are Trinidadian. That makes me English, however, I have dual citizenship.”
She worked at various media houses here before hosting her own show, “Point Blank”, that tends to showcase life of people in depressed areas in Trinidad and Tobago.