Man wanted for friend’s murder dies by suicide

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Davin Persaud called ‘Chrissy’, the man wanted for the October 21 murder of Trevor Allen at Parika, East Bank Essequibo died Wednesday morning by suicide.

Police said the 28-year-old also of Parika, died at the Skeldon Public Hospital at about 01:15 hrs.

He reportedly killed himself while in the company of a male relative at No. 74 Village Corentyne, Berbice.

He was rushed to the hospital where he was admitted in a critical condition under police guard and later succumbed.

The body was taken to the hospital mortuary where it awaits an autopsy.

Police were in search of Persaud and three others who murdered their friend, Trevor Allen.

Police had stated that Allen and his two brothers were drinking at a shop in the area when he got into a heated argument with one of the suspects.

The suspect reportedly held onto Allen and cuffed him to the face; after they started fighting, the three other suspects arrived armed with a cutlass and knives and attacked Allen. Police said he was stabbed five times to the abdomen and chopped once to the forehead.

One of Allen’s brothers, Harvey tried to save him but he too was chopped to the back and sought refuge in a nearby canal; there, he watched as his brother was viciously attacked.

Police said while Harvey tried to raise an alarm about what was happening, the suspects pelted bricks in his direction. By the time the police arrived, the suspects already escaped on foot in different directions.

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