Archaelus Anthony Miguel, 59, a labourer of lot 758 Onderneeming Housing Scheme, Essequibo Coast, was killed yesterday at Great Troolie Island, Essequibo River.

Last evening, police said that they received reports of a chopping incident on the island, and that the residents had arrested a man for killing his father. He was handed over to ranks upon their arrival.

When questioned about the disappearance of his father, he blurted out “I chop he up cos he de troubling me”.

He was immediately told of the allegations and cautioned.

He later escorted the ranks to the scene which was about 3 miles into the backdam. On arrival, he pointed to the area where he chopped his father and a location where he dragged the body and hid it under some branches.

The body bore multiple chop wounds. The suspect was then arrested and escorted, along with the body of the victim, to Parika Stelling, where it was further escorted to West Demerara Regional Hospital where Miguel was pronounced dead by the doctor on duty. Same was then taken to the Ezekiel Funeral Home.

The suspect was then placed into custody. Investigations are ongoing.


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