Miner stabbed to death at Issano

Police yesterday identified the dead man as Carl Francis, 24, of Dog Point Essequibo. The incident occurred around 2100 hours.

Investigations, according to the police have revealed that Carl Francis was imbibing when an argument ensued between himself and another man during which he was fatally stabbed.

Francis‘s body was transported to the city yesterday and is at the Lyken’s Funeral home awaiting a post mortem examination.

Over the years, there have been numerous murders in the Issano area. A few involved the consumption of alcohol. Last September Vincent Williams called `Teddy Bear’, 58, of Supenaam, Essequibo Coast was killed.

Police had said in a press release that the murder occurred at 0400 hours and investigations so far have revealed that Williams and the suspect were consuming alcohol when they became involved in an argument over a female.

Williams was later chopped and stabbed about the body by the suspect and succumbed to his injuries.

Following the incident public-spirited citizens tied up the suspect and handed him over to the team from the Bartica Police Station who had travelled to the area to investigate the matter.

Police Commissioner Henry Greene while giving a breakdown of murder figures for the first half of last year had told reporters that there had been 97 murders in comparison with 77 murders for the same period in 2009 and of this figure, “disorderly murders” topped the list. He explained that there were 32 such murders with 14 occurring in the interior, in comparison with nine in 2009.

He also noted that in the two weeks prior to the press conference, there were several murders in the interior, “most of them arising from people drinking or arguing.”

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