DPP orders Moruca stabbing to death suspect released

– police to investigate further

The suspect in last Friday’s stabbing to death of a 21-year-old man at Moruca, North West District has been released from custody based on the directions of the Director of Public Prosecutions, who has advised the police to conduct further investigations.

This is according to Divisional Commander David Ramnarine, who, when contacted yesterday, said that the suspect, a fisherman, had been released on station bail earlier in the day.

Initially four fishermen were held in connection with the murder of Damien La Rose a resident of Horridah, Moruca but three were released on separate days.

Police had said in a press release that investigations revealed that La Rose, a pump attendant, and a group of friends were imbibing at a shop around 22:00 hrs when an argument arose. La Rose was fatally stabbed during the argument.

Stabroek News was subsequently told by residents of the area that La Rose and his friends were seen consuming alcohol at a shop near the bridge which links the Kumaka and Santa Rosa villages. They reportedly got into a heated argument with a group of fishermen who had visited the area to sell fish.

During the argument, the fishermen were reportedly taunted. One of the fishermen then allegedly stabbed La Rose under his left breast. The friends who were with him ran away and left him.
La Rose died on his way to the Kumaka Cottage Hospital.