Suspect in fatal Freedom Day stabbing held
The suspect in the fatal stabbing of 20-year old plantain chip vendor Jermaine Simon, who died in the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPH) on Thursday, a day after being stabbed about the body several times, has been held by the police.
Simon, of South Better Hope, East Coast Demerara, was stabbed on Emancipation Day while he and his elder brother, Shermin Simon, were walking along America Street, sometime around 10 pm. He was stabbed several times about his body with an ice pick.
It is believed that Simon and the suspect had an ongoing feud over name calling, which resulted in fights several times in the past.
According to the dead man’s sister-in-law, who asked not to be named, relatives were informed of the incident at sometime around 11 pm, one hour after it occurred. “Me husband (Shermin Simon) called me and tell me that Jermaine get juk up and he deh at the hospital and we rush down deh,” she recounted. …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.