Miner arrested, confesses to murdering co-worker


A 29-year-old gold miner was stabbed to death during an argument with his coworker early on Wednesday. Dead is Roy Harry of Wauna, Mabaruma, Region One.

Police Headquarters reported that the 21-year-old suspect was caught trying to escape and has reportedly confessed to the crime. The incident occurred between 03:00hrs and 04:00hrs on Wednesday.

According to the report, the two men were imbibing at New Star Backdam, Baramita during which they had a misunderstanding over a female and an argument ensued.

Police said they the men then left together for their mining camp and got into another argument during which the suspect stabbed Harry.

At about 04:00hrs, the suspect told another worker Michael Green, 48, about the incident and then “left the area claiming that he was going to the police station to report the matter.”

Green rushed over to the camp and discovered Harry lying motionless on the ground with a stab wound to his chest. Green then reported the matter to the police via telephone.

Police said ranks were deployed immediately and all likely escape routes were also monitored.

At about 8:00 hrs, the suspect was found walking along a trail at Reserve, Baramita. He was arrested and is assisting with the investigations.

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