La Parfaite Harmonie man stabbed to death during fight over “bush weed”

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Dead: Sherwayne Underwood

A 32-year-old man of La Parfaite Harmonie, West Bank Demerara (WBD) was stabbed to death by another man on Tuesday during a fight over “bush weed”, Police Headquarters reported.

Police said that Sherwayne Underwood was stabbed to death by a 29-year-old man at Policeman Corner, La Parfaite Harmonie, WBD.

The suspect was subsequently apprehended by Police ranks and has since admitted to fatally stabbing the 32-year-old man during a fight.

Reports indicate that the men were at Policeman Corner imbibing when they had a misunderstanding over the type of marijuana that the now-deceased man was using.

The suspect, the Police noted, said Underwood was using “bush weed”. As a result, the suspect dealt Underwood a punch to the side of his head and a fight ensued between them.

During the fight, the suspect whipped out a knife and dealt the 32-year-old man a stab to his abdomen. After being stabbed, the injured man ran a short distance away before he collapsed.

He was picked up in a conscious state by public-spirited persons and rushed to the West Demerara Regional Hospital where he later succumbed to his injury.

The suspect who made good his escape was later arrested. 

He was escorted to La Parfaite Harmonie Police Station, where he gave a video-recorded statement under caution, admitting to the crime.

Underwood’s body is presently at the Ezekiel Funeral Home awaiting a post-mortem examination. Investigations are ongoing.

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