A father is trying to save his younger son from spending a lifetime in prison, after losing his elder boy to murder on Sunday night.
Geoffrey Roberts is the father of Marlon Roberts, 21, who allegedly killed his elder brother, Gregory Roberts, on Sunday night during a quarrel over money.
The father told Kaieteur News that he received the message some time after 21:00hrs on Sunday night.
He immediately left Georgetown and rushed to the West Demerara Regional Hospital where his worst fears were confirmed.
Mr. Roberts claimed that his sons had no enmity towards each other and he is baffled why one youth ended up killing the other.
“They hardly get problems….I can’t understand what happened.”
He explained that his dead son, Gregory, was a contract worker with the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company.
He said that his son had worked for a number of years abroad before coming back to Guyana last December.
Mr. Roberts said that he was told that the two brothers were arguing about some money which went missing.
He said that the argument escalated and they began fighting, during which Marlon allegedly stabbed his brother.
The older brother collapsed and was rushed to the West Demerara Regional Hospital, by his brother who stabbed him.
Kaieteur News understands that Marlon was inconsolable and kept begging the doctors to try and save his older brother.
But the wounded man died some 15 minutes after being taken to the hospital and Marlon was taken into custody. When relatives visited the younger brother at the Leonora Police Station, he was crying asking relatives, “Why did it happen?”
Yesterday, Mr. Roberts said that he is undecided as to which to give priority to—his slain son’s funeral or a lawyer to defend the accused sibling.
The victim reportedly fathered one child. The siblings’ mother resides overseas.
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