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Students, 14 & 15, say intent was to rob not kill machine operator

John Williams, a 33-year-old machine operator of Mon Repos, East Coast Demerara (ECD) was stabbed to death Saturday night around 21:15 hrs at Commerce Street, Georgetown.

Police Headquarters, in a statement, said the crime was perpetrated by three suspects, Daniel Badley, 19, of Quamina Road Beterverwagting, ECD and a 14 and 15-year-old, both students.

According to reports, Williams was walking Water Street with a green haversack on his back. He turned east onto Commerce Street and was confronted by the three teens from behind.

It is alleged that the 15-year-old held on to Williams’ haversack but he put up a resistance and as a result one of the suspects stabbed him in his left upper chest, with a knife. Williams immediately fell face down on the roadway.

The teen boys walked away in an eastern direction and escaped.

The Emergency Medical Technicians were summoned, and Williams was examined and pronounced dead by a doctor of Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation.

Two of the suspects, the 14-year-old old and the 15-year-old, were arrested.  Efforts are being made to have the other suspect arrested.

The said suspects were questioned, and they claimed that the intent was to rob the victim. A green handle knife was found in the waist of the 15-year-old when he was arrested.


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