Plaisance man stabbed to death Stepdaughter in custody
A Plaisance resident was stabbed to death yesterday following an altercation with his stepdaughter. Dead is fifty-four-year-old Glendon Scipio of 78 Victoria Road, Plaisance.
Details of the incident remain sketchy but reports are that the man was stabbed by his 17-year-old stepdaughter during an altercation just after 6 pm last evening.
According to reports, the stepdaughter was at a neighbour’s helping a child with homework when she left to go home in order to prepare to go to church.
Stabroek News understands that the man, who was home alone up to that time, may have prevented the girl from entering the house.
A heated argument ensued in the yard, during which Scipio allegedly dealt his stepdaughter several punches to her face. Reports are that the young woman picked up a piece of wood and hit the man in retaliation.
The man, neighbours said, then hit the girl again, after which she ran upstairs and returned soon after with a knife. The man, from all appearances was preparing to have a bath since he was wrapped in his towel alone, residents said.
Neighbours said the girl returned armed with a knife and the argument continued during which the young woman stabbed Scipio to his chest. According to residents, someone tried to intervene but this proved futile.
Following the incident the man was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. According to hospital sources, the man was stabbed in the region of his heart.
Neighbours said that the two persons were regularly involved in heated arguments. Some said that the man, who was reportedly employed as a security guard, was generally abusive to his stepdaughter and would regularly insult her publicly.
Residents opined that the situation was perhaps aggravated since only three persons lived in the house- Scipio, his stepdaughter and his reputed wife.
The suspect was in police custody up to press time.