Byderabo woman stabbed by ‘berserk’ friend dies

– husband, son remain in stable condition

One day after being brutally stabbed by a family friend following a birthday celebration at Byderabo, Region Seven (Cuyuni Mazaruni), the 56-year-old woman succumbed to her injuries while receiving medical attention at the Georgetown Public Hospital.
The woman’s husband and her 15-year-old son were also attacked and injured by the suspect, who subsequently committed suicide. In addition, the now dead woman’s 14-year-old daughter was allegedly molested by the now dead man.
It was reported that on Tuesday night, the now dead woman’s husband hosted his birthday celebration, and the suspect, 23-year-old Raphael Charles, along with others, was consuming alcohol.
At about 02:30h on Wednesday, the woman and her husband, along with their daughter, retired to their bed, leaving their 15-year-old son and the suspect watching television.
Shortly after, Charles allegedly armed himself with a knife and slashed the teen to his neck, before going to the bedroom which the boy’s parents and younger sister were occupying.
Charles marched into the bedroom and dealt several stabs to the now dead woman and her husband. They, however, managed to escape, and ran out of the house, leaving their teenage daughter on the bed.
According to the Police, the suspect allegedly sexually molested the girl, after which she managed to run out of the home. Soon after, the man was seen using a rope to hang himself from a beam inside the house.
The injured persons were taken to the Bartica District Hospital, where they were admitted and then referred to the Georgetown Public Hospital for further medical attention.
The suspect’s lifeless body was cut down; he is said to have been a mute.