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Father of 4 brutally stabbed to death on minibus park

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– 2 juveniles apprehended, another at large

Police have detained two juveniles in connection with the tragic stabbing to death of an excavator operator at the 44-minibus park in Georgetown on Saturday evening.
The dead man has been identified as 32-year-old John Williams of Third Street Marthasville, Mon Repos, East Coast Demerara (ECD).

Dead: John Williams

Based on the information received, Williams was walking along Water Street with a green haversack on his back and as he turned onto Commerce Street, he was confronted by the three suspects from behind.
Police stated that a 15-year-old held onto Williams’ haversack but he put up a resistance during which another suspect stabbed him several times to his chest with a knife.
The injured man immediately collapsed onto the roadway and remained motionless. The suspects then fled the scene.
The Emergency Medical Technicians were summoned, and Williams was pronounced dead. However, a quick response by the police led to the arrest of a 14-year-old and a 15-year-old.
During interrogation, the teens claimed that the intent was to rob the victim.
Manesha Ali, the victim’s wife, told the Guyana Times that the last conversation she had with her husband was around 19:30h on Saturday.
“He was coming home from work and had just gotten paid from his boss man. He usually gets paid every fortnight… when he told me he was waiting for a bus, I called back around eight something. When I called back, his phone rang out, and I thought maybe he was traveling. I kept calling after that, and he never answered,” she shared.
Ali further recounted that around 21:00h, she received a telephone call from the police instructing her to visit the Brickdam Police Station in Georgetown. Unable to leave due to her infant child, she said she sent her father in her place.
Upon arrival, she said the police informed her father that three juveniles had assaulted Williams on his way home, and robbed him. She further stated that her father was not told that her husband was dead.
“The police asked him if he knew John Williams… he told my father that John was robbed, and took my father to the hospital to identify him. My father said when he went in, he saw John lying down wrapped up in a sheet with blood. He was dead,” she stated.
“It was a robbery because he had money on him, I don’t know how much, and if the police have it or not. This is very hard. I don’t know how I am going to make out. I plan on asking for help. He was the sole breadwinner for the family. He took care of me and my father, who is a pensioner”.
With deep concern, Ali told this publication that she does not even know how she will be able to stand her husband’s funeral expenses.
“I don’t even know how I will be able to stand the cost of the funeral. I don’t really have relatives that can help me. I am finding it very hard… we have four children; 11, 8, 4, and 8 months. This is hard. I need justice for my husband.”
Meanwhile, it was reported that a third suspect remains at large, prompting an ongoing investigation by the police.

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