Porknocker stabbed to death; suspect handed over to the police

Police in Region One (Barima-Waini) have arrested a 27-year-old man who allegedly stabbed a porknocker to death during a misunderstanding over a girl on Monday.

The dead man has been identified as Kwasi Michelle, 24 of Hyde Park, Timehri, East Bank Demerara (EBD).

Police Headquarters on Wednesday said they are investigating the murder which occurred at around 02.00hrs at “Jaw Bone” Backdam, North West District.

The suspect, who has been identified as Quason Frank called “Lethem Man” of Annai Village, North Rupununi, was arrested by residents of the community.

He was allegedly assaulted before he was handed over to the Police and has since admitted to his involvement in the crime.

Reports are that the suspect and Michelle shared an intimate relationship with a 16-year-old female of Baramita, Region One.

According to a police report, at around 00:30hrs, the suspect and the teen girl had a misunderstanding and then then went to Michelle’s camp to sleep with him in his hammock.

About two hours later, the Police said the teenager related that she felt an impact to her head and upon looking up, she saw the suspect.

He was armed with a sharp object, which he allegedly used to stab Michelle to his chest and right hand.

Michelle ran to escape from the camp but he collapsed.

He was taken to the Baramita Health Centre where he was pronounced dead.

Investigations are ongoing.