As police continue investigations into the slaying of University of Guyana student Yiu Anthony Ting-A-Kee, the father of the murdered 21-year-old is even more convinced that the persons who killed his son did not rob him.
According to George Ting-A-Kee, many things “don’t add up”, regarding the statements he has heard about the way his son met his death.
Regarding reports that the killers fled with cash and jewellery, Mr. Ting-A-Kee is adamant that this could not have been the case.
“My son never wore gold jewellery to go anywhere unless he was going out on a special occasion,” he told Kaieteur News on Saturday. “My son did not walk with much money, only about $4,000 to buy gas.
This was no robbery; the car was found abandoned and intact.”
He added that contrary to some reports, his son and the young woman he was with were sitting in the passenger side of the car, and not on the seawalls.
“I heard her (the young woman) say that they (the bandits) jumped over the wall and demanded money and cell phones, (but) it doesn’t appear as if her cell phone was stolen. She was not touched; she was not slapped. She said that he pushed her behind him to protect her. There are too many things that don’t mesh.”
Mr. Ting-A –Kee says that he is also puzzled by the fact that there was just a small spot of blood at the murder scene, even thought his son was shot in the chest and left leg.
The distraught man told Kaieteur News that he was informed that the young woman was scheduled to be married soon, but was still seeing his son.
Mr. Ting-A-Kee alleged that he had been concerned about his son, and had even warned the youth that persons might try to harm him.
The young woman who witnessed the shooting has declined to speak to this newspaper despite repeated requests.
According to reports, Ting-A-Kee and his friend were sitting in the car near the Bel Air seawall just after midnight on Friday when two men attacked them.
It is alleged that one of the men shot the student in the chest and leg and fled with his accomplice in the wounded man’s car after relieving the victim of his valuables.
Mr. Ting-A-Kee said that his son was pronounced dead on arrival at the Georgetown Public Hospital.
The car was recovered in Lamaha Park yesterday afternoon. Six .38 rounds were found at the scene of the shooting.
And in a brief press release, the University of Guyana Student’s Society expressed shock at Ting-A-Kee’s death “at the hands of malicious criminals with no value for a human life.”
“We the students and staff of the University of Guyana take this opportunity to condemn this act and we call on the Guyana Police Force and Government of Guyana to bring to swift justice the criminals who brought our colleague’s life to a tragic end.”
They extended condolences to the Ting-A-Kee family while disclosing that they will hold an official candlelight vigil in their colleague’s memory between 18:00 hrs to 19:30 hrs today on the University of Guyana Tarmac.
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