Grove man beheads Brother-in-law

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A man of Diamond/Grove, East Bank Demerara (EBD) is in police custody after he allegedly hacked off the head of his Brother-in-law on Monday morning.

Dead is 39-year-old Justin Peterkin, an electrician and a father of two, of Paradise, East Coast Demerara.

When the News Room visited the scene of the incident at Grove, a large portion of blood was observed at the entry to the family’s 1323, Block ‘Y’ Diamond/Grove, East Bank Demerara home.

The suspect has been identified as Anthony King.

A neighbour who witnessed the horrific incident, Daniel Boutrin said that he saw King in the yard earlier and later noticed him “chopping away on the man [Justin’s] neck.”

“He [King] get the chopper on the man neck and lashing it with a hammer,” Boutrin recalled.

News Room understands that Justin spent the night at his In-laws house since he had some electrical work to do in the community. 

Cassandra King, the mother of Justin’s children, told the media that she left her brother and Justin at home when she departed for work.

Shortly after, she received a call from someone who told her to rush home.

“I left to go to a next wuk and all I hear is come home,” a crying Cassandra said.

She explained that she lives with her mother, father and two children, ages 9 and 13 and that King – the suspect – visits the house from time to time. She does not know of any previous issue between her brother and the father of her children.

The motive for the gruesome murder is unknown at this time. News Room will provide more information as it becomes available.

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