Prisoner fatally stabbed during ‘jokes’ about girlfriend


A 23-year-old prisoner was on Saturday afternoon fatally stabbed by another inmate at the Lusignan Prison on the East Coast of Demerara.

Dead is Anthony Prince of Foulis, ECD, who was on remand for three counts of armed robbery and two counts of break and enter and larceny.

The suspect is Shamar Davis, 23, formerly of ‘B’ Field Sophia who is on remand for the offence of robbery.

The Prison Service in a report noted that the incident occurred around 14:05 hrs as the two men were making jokes about each other’s girlfriends. It was noted that Davis stabbed Prince to the neck with a piece of mop stick.

Prince was seen by the nurse on duty and was subsequently referred to Georgetown Public Hospital where he died at 14:45 hrs while receiving treatment.

The police were informed, and they are currently investigating the matter. Prisoner Davis was placed in a separate cell.

“The Officer-in-Charge, along with the Welfare Officer are currently engaging the other prisoners about the effects of making the wrong decision.

“Director of Prisons, Nicklon Elliot, expressed condolences to the family of Anthony Prince and will provide support during this time,” the prison report concluded.

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