Two to face murder charge for Berbice father
The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has advised the Guyana Police Force to institute charges against two men in connection with the brutal murder of 27-year-old Orlando Michael Jonas known as ‘Lano’ of Number One Road, East Berbice-Corentyne.
Jonas was stabbed in his abdomen, face and slashed to the throat on the evening of Saturday, September 5 while he was making his way home from work.
Jonas, who was a construction worker, was in the company of his friend and colleague 19-year-old Mahendra Ramnarine, who was also injured when one of the suspects attempted to slit his throat but slashed his face instead.
The incident occurred at approximately 19:45 h on the Albion Public Road.
Ramnarine told the News Room that he and Jonas were riding their bicycles to go home when they passed two men. He recalled that one of the men said “something” to Jonas who then turned back and confronted them.
“I see he turned back. I think the guys said something to him but I don’t know what. By the time I reached, they done slashed him to his neck and stabbed him,” Ramnarine had told the News Room.
He said one of the suspects then turned his attention to him and tried to cut his throat with the knife but he pushed him away when the knife slashed his face.
“I hold the wound and run further up the road because they were closer to the Police station and side I didn’t want to go back there.”
Ramnarine was taken to the Port Mourant Hospital while Jonas collapsed and was left on the road for some time before he was taken to the same hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
Jacqeline Jonas, an aunt, described him as a hardworking and peaceful person; he was the father of one.