By Leroy Smith
[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Guyana Prison Service is investigating the circumstances surrounding the stabbing to death of inmate Theon Smith by another inmate of the Mazaruni Prison yesterday morning.
Smith was reportedly stabbed by fellow inmate Akeem Edwards
iNews understands that the two men were involved in an argument which led to the stabbing during a fight. The men reportedly had an ongoing feud which escalated yesterday.
Information reaching this news entity stated that both of the men were sent to the facility after being charged and convicted for robbery under arms. The two men were each sentenced to three, five year sentences even as one of them awaited trial in the High Court.
In addition, iNews was informed that one of the two men was sent to the facility for security reasons.
Information suggests that Smith was charged with ten counts of armed robberies and was serving three five year sentences. Edwards on the other hand was also present at the facility for similar offences along with being in possession of a .38 weapon with matching ammunition.
Up to late last evening iNews was trying to secure comments from the Director of Prisons and the Home Affairs Minister both of whom were not contactable.