A logger was found dead yesterday at Kwakwani and his wife is believed to be the person responsible.
Orin Ferreira, 43, called ‘Quinn,’ was found dead with a suspected stab wound to the chest along the Kwakwani Airstrip Road at about 12:40am, according to police.
His wife and a neighbor were subsequently taken into custody in connection with the murder.
Stabroek News understands that the woman later led the police to the murder weapon.
Persons living in the Region Ten community were shocked by the murder and up to early last evening were congregated outside the Kwakwani Police Station.
A man, who did not want his name published, told Stabroek News that the woman and her neighbour’s son came calling at his home. He said that when his wife woke him, she related that the woman needed help to go to the hospital.
According to the man, who doesn’t live far from the couple, when he stepped out of his house he found Ferreira lying outside. He said that the man was clad only in a pants and a hole was visibly in his chest. He said that the man was already dead.
According to him, he kept trying to find out how the man sustained his injury and while the woman did not speak, the young man told him that Ferreira had been stabbed.
He told Stabroek News that he did not bother to ask about the circumstances under which the man sustained the injury. The man said that he later dropped Ferreira, his wife and the young man to the hospital. Before leaving, he said that he again questioned the young man, who said that the woman “juk that man” and he fell to the ground. He said that based on what the young man said, he ran to Ferreira’s assistance.
The man related to this newspaper that the couple quarreled frequently and that the woman was in the habit of threatening the man. He said that a neighbour has since said that she had heard the couple quarrelling earlier in the night before Ferreira was found with the stab wound.
He recalled that he had seen Ferreira less than 24 hours earlier and the man was in good spirits. He described him as a nice guy who spent most of his time working in the “bush.”