Man stabbed to death after game of cards

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Police are investigating the murder of 34-year-old Kevin Baynes who was stabbed to death following an argument over a game of cards.

Baynes, of Namrad Street, Ann’s Grove, East Coast Demerara (ECD), was playing a game of cards with two persons on Saturday last at Big Creek Backdam, North West District.

At around 18:30hrs, Baynes and another man got into an argument after the game of cards.

As such, Baynes went into his bag, took out a knife and placed it into his left side waist.

He then took a cellphone belonging to one of the suspects and refused to return it.

Thereafter, Baynes left the vicinity and was approached by the suspect, during which he was dealt several stabs about his face and body.

Baynes was taken to the Port Kaituma Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

He had received three stab wounds; to his left side rib, chin, and head.

A 25-year-old and a 16-year-old, both of Kuru Kururu, Soesdyke-Linden Highway, are in police custody assiting with the investigation.