CCTV reveals those who killed prisoner at Lusignan; over 100 weapons seized

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The Guyana Prison Service (GPS) on Tuesday recovered three improvised weapons which were used to chop and stab an inmate on Monday night, leading to his death.

Police had reported that 40-year-old Shawn Peters died at the Georgetown Public Hospital after he was attacked and chopped by four other inmates at the Lusignan Prisons at about 22:50h on Monday.

He was on remand for “Larceny of Articles” and died while receiving treatment at about 10:30h on Tuesday.

According to the Director of Prisons, Gladwin Samuels, the altercation stemmed from a grievance between the suspects and the victims before they were imprisoned.

He added that review of the CCTV footage from the location and as well as other CCTV footage obtained allowed the Administration to positively identify the perpetrators of the fatal incident.

Samuels disclosed that along with the murder weapons, an additional 111 improvised weapons and nine cellular phones were found in the Lusignan Prisons.

“Improvised weapons are materials/items which have been converted by the prisoners into weapons for the sole purpose of maiming and threatening Officers and fellow prisoners,” the police said.

The prison has been on lockdown since March with persons not allowed visitors.

The investigation is ongoing.

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