Sophia neighbour row ends in murder

first_imgA 46-year-old father of three is now dead after he was stabbed during an argument with his neighbour at B Field, Sophia, Greater Georgetown late Monday evening.According to reports, Roy Beckles, called “Trevor”, had just returned from work at about 18:00h and found his common-law wife in an intense argument with his neighbour. He intervened and was subsequently attacked by the man, who armed himself with a knife and a cutlass.Dead: Roy BecklesBeckles received a single stab wound and died while receiving treatment at the Georgetown Public Hospital. The suspect fled the scene and is still on the run. A wanted bulletin has since been issued for the suspect, Troy Tasho, called “19”.The dead man’s daughter, Youlanda Beckles, said she was in another area of Sophia when she was informed of the incident. “My cousin come running to me and said your father just get bore up and dead and I end up at Georgetown Hospital and there was my father lying on the stretcher with a big puncture on he shoulder,” she related.Wanted: Troy TashoShe related that the family was informed that the incident occurred while her step-mother was arguing with the suspect. “My father do some work with the man and he didn’t want to pay he the right money and my father didn’t say anything but is every day she (the step-mother) does be cussing the people and this is the result,” the distraught woman said.The younger Beckles related that the family was told that when her father went home on Monday, he attempted to defuse the situation when the physical confrontation began.“After he juk he, they pick he up and rush he to the hospital but the man (suspect) already get away before the Police could come,” she added.Commander of C Division (East Coast Demerara), Calvin Brutus on Tuesday told Guyana Times that Police have searched several locations for the suspect but is yet to apprehend him.The girlfriend of the suspect, who did not give her name, related that she was inside of their house when the incident occurred. However, she said that she heard the dead man’s wife and her boyfriend arguing for over an hour. She added that they would constantly argue over some money that was owed to the elder Beckles. The woman added that her daughter informed her that the neighbour’s wife started to hurl bottles and stones in the direction of the suspect and that was when he armed himself and proceeded to confront the woman. She further stated that the dead man intervened, on his wife’s behalf, and he was subsequently stabbed. The body of the dead man is at the Georgetown Public Hospital morgue awaiting a post-mortem examination expected to be conducted today. The Police are continuing their investigations.last_img

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