Suspect in murder of Berbice labourer turns self in to Cops

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The house where the incident took place

The man accused of being involved in the hacking to death of a Berbice labourer, on Tuesday, turned himself in to the custody of the Police at the Fort Wellington Police Station, accompanied by his lawyer.

Twenty-five-year-old labourer Kevin Garraway of Lot 52 Onderneeming, West Coast Berbice (WCB), in Region Five (Mahaica/Berbice), was reportedly attacked and chopped while visiting friends at Hopetown on Monday, over an old grievance.

INews understands after being chopped, the injured man was removed from the scene and taken to the head of the street; and persons who saw him lying on the roadway rushed him to the Fort Wellington Hospital, where he was treated and referred to the New Amsterdam Hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries.

Garraway’s relatives explained that the suspect had stabbed him in Georgetown at the beginning of March in an incident that stemmed from an alleged robbery, and he had been hospitalized for his injuries. The matter had been reported at the Brickdam Police Station, but the suspect was never arrested. However, on Monday, it is believed that the suspect received information about Garraway’s whereabouts, and committed the act before fleeing the scene.

Up to late Tuesday afternoon, a statement was yet to be taken from the suspect.