Cops arrest second suspect in death of Williamsburg man

The police in Berbice yesterday arrested the second suspect in the death of Williamsburg, Corentyne villager Mohan Ball, whose body was discovered in a trench just over a week ago with several marks of violence.

The police arrested the prime suspect on Thursday.  ‘B’ Division Commander Ian Amsterdam, who confirmed the arrest to Stabroek News, said the second suspect has already hired an attorney.

Both suspects are expected to be placed before the court soon.

The body of Ball, 49, was found with several marks of violence in a trench in the Williamsburg backlands on December 29th.

Ball’s sister, Raywattie Fraser, told Stabroek News that her brother had several black and blue marks across his back and other parts of his body.

Fraser said villagers informed her that her brother was drinking with two men, who allegedly started to beat him and “drag him on the road.” Fraser said, “… Them like beat people with cutlass and so. That bai always a beat people.”

She said that while rushing to the scene, she saw one of the accused, with wet clothes, riding away.

According to Fraser, Ball, who was a domestic worker, resided in Williamsburg, but did not have a permanent address. He lived, “here and there,” she said.

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