Police in Regional Division #1 are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Felix Henry, called ‘Oldie’, a 43-year-old Chainsaw Operator of Port Kaituma, North West District (NWD).

The suspect is a 50-year-old woman, a farmer of Port Kaituma, NWD.

The incident occurred at 10 Miles, Port Kaituma sometime between May 19, 2022, and May 20, 2022.

The scene was visited on May 20, 2022 at about 09:50 hours by Inspector Kooldeep, D/Cpl Duke, and D/Const Mickle.

The ranks observed same to be one of an indoor nature which was a single flat make-shift one (1) bedroom wooden structure resting on several wooden pillars and surrounded by vegetation.

The body was found lying face up, clad in a blue jersey and blue 3/4 pants, in the kitchen area of the building, in a sitting position. The ranks examined same and found a wound measuring about 2 inches in length, at the middle of his neck.

A preliminary investigation into this matter revealed that the suspect and the victim shared a 20-year abusive relationship.

Guyana Standard understands that the suspect and the victim were home alone imbibing when they had a misunderstanding. The suspect claimed the victim armed himself with a cutlass and chased her around the yard. She then went back into the house and armed herself with a knife and stabbed him once to his neck in the kitchen area of the house. The victim then collapsed and the suspect went into the bedroom area of the house and slept.

When she woke up on the morning of May 20th she found the victim lying motionless. The said day about 06:30hrs, the suspect’s 28-year-old son went to the house where he saw the body.

He immediately visited the Port Kaituma Police Station and reported the matter. The victim’s body was subsequently escorted to the Port Kaituma Hospital where he was seen and examined by Dr. Mogado who pronounced the victim dead on arrival.

The body was then placed into the Port Kaituma Hospital Mortuary awaiting a Post Mortem Examination.

Guyana Standard understands that the suspect was contacted, told of the allegation, cautioned and arrested at the Port Kaituma Police Station.

A brown handle knife with suspected blood stains was recovered at the scene and the suspect admitted that was the weapon used to inflict the wound on the deceased. She was then placed into custody.


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