Haslington shopkeeper stabbed to death by brother-in-law

A Haslington, East Coast Demerara shopkeeper was stabbed to death by his brother-in-law last night after a heated argument.

Terrence Adams, 53, was at his shop when his brother-in-law paid him a visit and an argument subsequently ensued. An eyewitness related to Stabroek News that the two men were arguing about some work that Adams’ brother-in-law was contracted to do at his sister’s residence that Adams thought was not properly done. The eyewitness related that after the argument ensued,

Terrence Adams
Terrence Adams

Adams related to the man that it was not the place to speak about the issue and told him that they would talk about it in the morning at the job site. However, the eyewitness said, “Les [Adams’ brother-in-law] din wan hear that and he start to bad up and start telling Uncle Terry bout wuh he gon do he,” to which Adams told the man to leave his shop.

The aggravated man then pulled a knife from his waist and stabbed him to his lower abdomen. “After he [Adams] get stab he run about 50 meters and fall down,” the person related, stating that after Adams ran away his brother-in-law raced in the opposite direction. Adams was then picked up by his brother who related to Stabroek News that cars were hesitant to pick the man up because of him bleeding and he had to wait a while until they were assisted by a policeman. He was then rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Adams leaves 15 children to mourn.

The suspect is currently in police custody as investigations continue.

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