Farmer knifed to death at Pomeroon
- identifies killers before succumbing
A feud between two Pomeroon families ended in bloodshed at around 23:00 hrs on Thursday, with a 54-year-old farmer being cornered and stabbed to death near a backdam.
Wilfred Williams, called ‘Willo’ of Grant Friendship, Lower Pomeroon, was stabbed in the face and legs about a mile from a wedding house he had visited.
Kaieteur News understands that the father of five positively identified his killers by name before breathing his last.
Police have since detained a woman, her husband, and two other men for Williams’ murder.
Ivy Williams, the slain man’s wife, told Kaieteur News that she and her husband had attended a wedding on Thursday night and that her spouse was attacked after he left the reception.
Mrs. Williams said that after attending the church service, they returned to the bride’s residence in Friendship Canal, Pomeroon.
She was helping to serve the guests and was unaware when her husband left the premises.
But shortly after, the woman’s son-in-law, Dexter Benjamin, told her that Mr. Williams and another man were involved in a confrontation.
Mrs. Williams said she told her two sons to search for their father
Kaieteur News understands that the sons were walking down a nearby dam when they saw two men attacking their father, who was in a canal. They also observed a woman nearby.
On seeing the sons, the woman reportedly warned Williams’ attackers that his sons were coming. The trio then fled.
The sons then took their father, who had stab wounds to his face and body, out of the canal. He was taken to the Charity Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
According to relatives, the farmer identified his attackers before succumbing to his injuries.
Police, acting on this information, arrested three of the suspects shortly after the incident and reportedly detained a fourth yesterday.
At the scene of the killing police retrieved a blood stained jersey, a hat, and a pair of slippers. However, no weapon was found.
Mrs. Williams confirmed that her family and the suspects had a long-standing feud, but did not divulge what the dispute was about.