Murder suspect Davin Persaud called “Chrissy” of Parika Facade, East Bank Essequibo (EBE) on Wednesday morning ingested a poisonous substance at his relatives’ home in Number 74 Village Corentyne, Berbice.
He was rushed to the Skeldon Public Hospital where he was admitted in a critical condition under Police guard and later succumbed. They Break News understands that the now dead man is a suspect in the murder of Trevor Allen who was chopped and beaten to death last week at Parika, EBE.
Persaud’s body is presently lying at the Skeldon Public Hospital mortuary awaiting a post mortem examination.
On Sunday, last, at around 20:50 hours, Allen and his brother were imbibing at a shop in the area when he got into a heated argument with Persaud and several other men.
Persaud reportedly held onto Trevor Allen and cuffed him to the face. Thereafter, a fight ensued between them. The Police reported that three other men who were armed with a cutlass and knives also attacked Trevor Allen.
One of Trevor Allen’s brothers, Harvey Allen went to his aid but was chopped during the process. He later sought refuge in a nearby canal from where he watched his brother being viciously attacked. The Police reported that when Harvey Allen tried to raise an alarm, the suspects pelted him with bricks.
By the time Police arrived at the scene, Persaud and the other suspects had already escaped on foot. The Police reported that Trevor Allen was stabbed fives time to his abdomen and chopped to the forehead.