Man allegedly stabs brother to death during heated argument
A man was on Friday morning taken into police custody after he reportedly stabbed his brother to death for hitting his mother during a heated argument.
Dead is 24-year-old Paul Chase of Norton Street, Georgetown.
The incident occurred at Cummings Street, Georgetown, at around 08:30hrs.
An eyewitness told reporters that she was unpacking her goods from the upper flat of the building moments before the stabbing occurred. The woman said that Chase and his brother, 27-year-old Quincy Reynolds were upstairs with their mother arguing when she heard the mother “rebuking” one of them for something they did.
The eyewitness related that moments later, she heard one of the brothers shout: “boy, why you cuff mommy?”
When she heard that, the woman ran upstairs and saw one of the brothers holding a knife; she reportedly attempted to make peace, but the two brothers continued to argue.
In a fit of rage, the eyewitness said that the one brandishing the knife then attacked his brother, stabbing him multiple times about the body.
Police were then summoned to the scene and the body was transported to the Lyken Funeral Home awaiting an autopsy. Investigations are ongoing.