The Guyana Police Force is investigating the circumstances surrounding the murder of 47-year-old Eyone Hernandez, a labourer of Lot 509 C Field, Sophia.
The incident occurred at the said address at 23:30hrs on Sunday by his 20-year-old son.
Enquiries disclosed that the victim is a Venezuelan national, whose son allegedly suffers from a mental illness.
Guyana Standard understands that the two had an argument over food, when the suspect armed himself with a knife and dealt the victim a stab to the back of his left thigh.
An alarm was raised by the victim’s wife causing the suspect to be detained with the knife in his possession while EMT from Alberttown Fire Service responded to the scene. The victim was pronounced dead.
One stab wound was observed to the back left thigh. No other wounds were observed on his body. The deceased was escorted to the Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. Investigations continue.