Bartica woman stabs son during argument on Mother’s Day


A woman from Bartica, Region Seven, is in police custody following allegations that she stabbed her son during an argument on Sunday (Mother’s Day).

Police did not name the woman but the son was identified by the police as 21-year-old Keshan Blackman of Fifth Avenue, Bartica.

He remains in a critical condition at the Georgetown Public Hospital. A police statement noted that around 10:00hrs on Sunday, Blackman and his 49-year-old mother had an argument.

She was armed with a knife and a cutlass in her hands and according to the police “in the process he ran into her and received a stab to his right side abdomen.”

Blackman was rushed to the Bartica Regional Hospital where he was seen and examined by a doctor and was subsequently transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital for further medical attention.

The woman was arrested and is in custody assisting with the investigations.

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