Jun 09, 2012 News
Up to press time yesterday police on the West Coast of Demerara were on the hunt for a man identified as Michael Powley who reportedly stabbed his neighbour to death during a confrontation.
The incident occurred around 07:50 hours yesterday at Plastic City, Vreed-en-Hoop, West Coast Demerara, resulting in the death of 26 year-old Vishnauth Narine.
According to a police report on the matter the two men were involved in a heated argument during which Narine called ‘Buddy’ received a single stab wound to the left side of his chest. The injured man was rushed to the West Demerara Regional Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
The dead man’s mother, Sheila Narine, said that the incident stemmed from a previous matter that had been ongoing between the two men.
She said that her son’s killer was accused of stealing a gas bottle from a relative and was invited to the Vreed-en-hoop police station for questioning, some two days ago.
“When Michael reach at the station he tell the police how Buddy know about the gas bottle so the police lock up both ah dem.”
However the owner of the item indicated on Thursday that she did not want to pursue the matter because relatives of both men had indicated that they will purchase a gas bottle and return to her.
Ms. Narine said that on Thursday evening Michael began taunting her son saying “if yo think it done hay I gon kill yo.” The woman further related that this remark sparked another argument between the two men.
“Then Thursday night Michael run to the station and complain to the police that Buddy cuss he up. The police come looking fuh Buddy but he run away.”
As any mother would do Mrs. Narine said early yesterday morning she advised her son to go to the police station again.
“Meh say boy nah run. If de police want yo, go see wa dem want. With that he de walking going out me yard fuh go to the station and Michael wife start cuss he up and even chuck he up in he head and me see she give Michael something in he hand.”
According to Narine within seconds she saw Michael walking up to her son then stab him with an ice pick.
“Me see meh son fall down pon de ground but he ain’t had no blood. All you seeing is a fine hole in he chest like by he heart and we rush he to the hospital. Michael run away.”
Amidst tears Narine said that her son was about to go to the police when he met his demise and she did her best to appease the situation since she paid back for the stolen gas bottle. The woman said her son worked as a labourer and kept to himself in the area.
The man’s body has since been taken to the Ezekiel Funeral home where it is awaiting a post mortem examination. Up to press time yesterday police were still trying to locate Powley.
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