Perpetrator rides to police station after slitting man’s throat
Police in Region Six are investigating an alleged murder which occurred at Main and Kent Street, New Amsterdam on Saturday.
The News Room was informed that after committing the act, the accused rode to the police station and reported what had occurred.
The dead man has been identified Jermaine Elias called ‘Deportee’, a 39-year-old of 43 Stanleytown, New Amsterdam, Berbice.
Kevin Chesney who witnessed the stabbing told News Room that he was at a Superbet venue on Main and Kent Street, New Amsterdam (public road) betting on games. Elias was also at the location.
Chesney said Elias stepped out on the public road and shortly after, the accused who was passing, stopped on his bicycle and an argument between the Elias and the accused ensued.
Chesney said the argument soon turned physical and a third person tried to separate the two. He, however, said “the man that got kill like he didn’t want it done.”
He said Elias then picked up a mop stick and dealt the accused several lashes about his body and in retaliation, the accused pulled out a “grass knife” from the bag he had on him and began to “fire chops.”
One of those chops slashed the throat of Elias, causing him to collapse.
The perpetrator then picked up his bicycle and rode to the Central Police Station where he turned himself over to the police.
The body of Elias was taken to the Arokium Funeral Home where an autopsy is expected to be conducted in the new week.
Police are investigating.