Man stabbed to death by Nephew over stolen cell phone  

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A 26-year-old man of Lot 11 Public Road Somerset, Essequibo Coast is in police custody after he allegedly stabbed his 39-year-old Uncle to death in the wee hours of Sunday.  

Police Headquarters said that Olrick Da Costa and his nephew had an argument over a stolen cell phone at around 01:30hrs Sunday at the Somerset house when Da Costa assaulted the nephew.  

Police said that the nephew retaliated and stabbed Da Costa in the abdomen with a knife.  

The man was rushed to the Charity Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival; the body is at the hospital’s mortuary awaiting a post mortem examination. 

The alleged murder weapon was recovered. 

 

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