The news of a Nigerian woman who was stabbed to death by her husband in their home at 10555, Fondren, Southwest Houston, United States of America and their missing 11 months-old child shocked the world in 2014
A foreign newspaper report read: “The man accused of killing his wife and stuffing her body in a refrigerator appeared in downtown court Monday morning. Patrick Lambert had his charges read against him. He was found in Mexico after fleeing with his 11-month-old son.
“Police found the body of Anastasia Oaikhena-Lambert in a refrigerator at 10555 Fondren in South-West Houston. In an affidavit obtained by Local 2, Patrick Lambert is accused of killing Oaikhena-Lambert on September 26. Her body was not found until December 8, 2014, when maintenance personnel received reports of a foul odour coming from the apartment.
“According to a statement read in court, before moving to Houston in February, Oaikhena-Lambert reached out to a local women’s shelter for help, while living in Hawaii. The request documented that she’d been suffering from mental, physical and sexual abuse from her husband.
“Oaikhena-Lambert wrote a hand-written letter to the shelter, outlining her reasons for moving to Houston. They included claims of infidelity and what she believed was a veil of secrecy her husband had been living under. She moved out of the local shelter and into an apartment in June.
The last time anyone heard or saw Oaikhena-Lambert was on September 26, a few weeks after she had called Houston police claiming Lambert had threatened to kill her with a knife. She never filed charges.
“Investigators say she died of stab wounds to the neck. Lambert is charged with her murder.”