Man stabbed to Death over Marijuana

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One man is now dead and another is in police custody after a row over marijuana.

Detectives are probing the alleged murder of 32-year-old Sherwayne Underwood of La Parfaite Harmonie, West Bank Demerara which occurred at about 03:00 hours on Tuesday.

Underwood was allegedly murdered by a 29-year-old man at Policeman Corner, La Parfaite Harmonie.

According to Police Headquarters, the suspect was subsequently apprehended by police ranks and has since admitted to fatally stabbing the 32-year-old man during a fight.

Reports indicate that the men were at Policeman Corner imbibing when they had a misunderstanding over marijuana that the now deceased man was using because the suspect said it was “bush weed”.

As a result, the suspect dealt the now deceased man a punch to the side of his head and a fight ensued.

During the fight, the suspect whipped out a knife and dealt 32-year-old Underwood a single stab to his abdomen.

After being stabbed, the now dead man ran a short distance away before he collapsed.

He was picked up in a conscious state by public-spirited persons and rushed to the West Demerara Regional Hospital where he later succumbed to his injury.

The suspect who made good his escape from the scene was later arrested at about 06:20 hours this morning.

The suspect was arrested and escorted to Parfaite Harmonie Police Station, where he gave a video-recorded statement under caution, admitting to the crime.

The man’s body is presently at the Ezekiel Funeral Home awaiting a post mortem examination as investigations are ongoing.

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