Peacemaker stabbed by cousin
A 27-year-old construction worker was on Thursday stabbed twice in his abdomen by his cousin, with whom he once shared a close relationship.
Damien Moore of Non Pareil, East Coast Demerara (ECD) was stabbed at around 11:30 hrs on Thursday, when he intervened as a peace-maker in an argument between his cousin, sister and grandmother.
Moore yesterday told Kaieteur News that he never thought that his cousin, who is currently on the run, would have stabbed him.
The 27-year-old said that he was in his bed sleeping; when he was jolted awake by a loud argument. “I heard Junior (cousin) arguing with my sister and grandmother over money and he was using indecent language so I ask him to be quiet and he asked me to come and stop him.”
After the argument continued, Moore said he got up from his bed and asked his cousin to leave, “…he was still cursing so I hold him on his shoulder to lead him to the door but he turn around and push me on the chair and then start stab me two times and run away.”
Moore, who is currently a patient at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC), said that he was not aware that his cousin had a knife on him.
His cousin has since been on the run. Family members believe that he left Georgetown through Ogle Airport and is currently in the interior, since he spends most of his time there.