Dexter Manning, the landlord who was slain at Grove, East Bank Demerara on Friday, had a history of violence, police said yesterday.
Kaieteur News understands that Manning, 26, was previously arrested for threatening a female relative. He was reportedly also before the court for dousing the same relative with water.
All reports indicate that Manning was slain after he forced his way into the upper flat that his tenants occupied, following a heated row with them.
The male tenant, who is still in custody, had reportedly said that the landlord had entered the flat with a cutlass.
According to sources, the tenant also claimed that Manning was cut by shattered glass from the door during a struggle.
Kaieteur News understands that detectives recovered a cutlass and two knives, including one that was bloodstained, from the crime scene.
The suspect’s reputed wife was also arrested, but has since been released.
Manning, of 39 North East Grove Housing Scheme, collapsed in his yard from two stab wounds to the stomach.
He died shortly after at the Diamond Diagnostic Centre.
Manning, his spouse and the couple’s two daughters, aged two, and eight months, occupied the bottom flat of the premises where the tragedy occurred, while the suspect and his reputed wife lived in the upper flat.
According to one report, an argument broke out with Manning and the suspect’s reputed wife when the woman went to the bottom flat to return some baking pans.
The argument reportedly escalated, and the woman’s reputed husband eventually joined in the dispute.
Eventually, Manning reportedly went up to the upper flat and forced his way in.
A neighbour of the victim said she was in her home when she heard Manning’s wife screaming.
On looking outside, she saw the wounded landlord staggering down the front steps.
The woman said that some of her relatives took the injured man to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre by bus.
He succumbed shortly after.
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