‘Sir Mars’ was stabbed eight times, crushed to the chest – PME
Educator and comedian, Kirwyn Mars, popularly known as ‘Sir Mars’ was stabbed eight times about his body, including to his chest, an autopsy revealed on Wednesday.
The News Room was reliably informed that pathologist, Dr Nehaul Singh, gave the cause of death as crush injuries to the chest compounded by “multiple cutaneous wounds.”
According to the autopsy report, apart from crushed injuries to the chest, Mars was stabbed eight times, including to his chest, right shoulder, collarbone, left hand and right elbow.
‘Sir Mars’ was found pinned between his car and an apartment building fence at Perseverance, East Bank Demerara, with his body crushed and covered in blood on May 7.
Police, in its official report on Monday, revealed that two knives were recovered at the scene; the incident occurred at about 22:30 hrs.
His alleged attacker, who was identified as 24-year-old Brian Richards, of John Fernandes Squatting area, was arrested on Tuesday at his workplace in Georgetown. He remains in custody and is said to be assisting with the investigation.
Police Headquarters on Wednesday released photographs of Sir Mars and Richards arriving and leaving the Green City Bar located at the corners of D’Urban Street and Vlissengen Road at about 17:38hrs.
In one of the photographs, Sir Mars was seen approaching the driver’s side of the vehicle, which was allegedly used in the crime.
It is alleged that Mars and the suspect had a “misunderstanding” that escalated inside Mars’ vehicle. As a result, both parties armed themselves with knives and stabbed each other.
Mars exited the vehicle in an attempt to escape but the suspect reversed the vehicle and pinned him to the fence.
The suspect then exited the vehicle and escaped in a southern direction on foot. Sir Mars joined the teaching profession in 1992. He was also an actor and comedian. He was the deputy principal at the New Central High School in Georgetown.