Another miner stabbed to death during drinking spree

first_imgA miner was stabbed to death in the wee hours of Tuesday while imbibing at the Puruni Landing, Mazaruni River, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni).Dead is 22-year-old Errol ‘Glasgow’ Thomas of Port Kaituma, North West District (NWD), Region One (Barima-Waini).Reports are that between midnight and 02:30h, the victim and a group of men were imbibing at Purini Landing when an argument ensued between him and the suspect.The argument escalated into a scuffle during which the suspect allegedly armed himself with a broken bottle and stabbed Thomas several time to his throat and neck.Thomas reportedly collapsed and died almost immediately while the suspect escaped from the scene and went into hiding. Thomas’ body was taken to the Bartica Hospital Mortuary awaiting a Post-mortem.The Police have since launched a manhunt for the suspect.Over the past two months, there has been an increase of murders in interior locations which would have stemmed from imbibing alcohol.In May, 44-year-old Leavern Daniels of Princeville Mahdia, Region Eight, was stabbed to death during an argument over alcohol.It was reported that on the day in question, Daniels and his friends were imbibing at a shop when the suspect approached their table and requested a portion of their alcohol but this request was denied.At this time, the suspect became annoyed and threatened to kill the victim after which he left. Shortly afterwards, Daniels was on his way to his mining camp when he was attacked and stabbed to his abdomen by the suspect.In June, 27-year-old Mark Jacobus, also called “Dove” of Aranaputa Valley, North Rupununi, was stabbed and chopped about his body during a drinking spree.In this case, the now dead man was imbibing alcohol with several others when an argument erupted between the suspect and him.The argument quickly turned into a scuffle, during which the suspect armed himself with a knife and stabbed Jacobus to his head. Not satisfied, the suspect reportedly then chopped Jacobus to his neck, head and other parts of the body.He was rushed to a health centre at 14 Miles Issano, where he succumbed while receiving medical attention.last_img read more