Essequibo man stabbed to death by nephew

first_imgA 26-year-old man was taken into custody in the wee hours of Sunday after he allegedly stabbed his uncle to death during an argument over a stolen mobile phone.Olrick Da Costa, 39, of Lot 11 Public Road Somerset, Essequibo Coast, was stabbed once to the abdomen by the suspect.Based on information received, the now dead man and his nephew were engaged in a heated argument at about 1:30h over a stolen mobile phone. During the argument, the now dead man reportedly took out a knife and hit the suspect to the face.In retaliation, the young man collected a knife and dealt one blow to the Da Costa’s lower abdomen.After realising that he was stabbed, he ran to the public road seeking assistance but collapsed. He was picked up and rushed to the Oscar Joseph District Hospital in Charity where he was pronounced dead on arrival.The accused was arrested and taken to seek medical attention. The police have since recovered the murder weapon as they continue their investigations. The suspect remains in custody and is expected to be charged later in the week.last_img read more

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