Essequibo River man goes berserk: stabs 3, rapes teen, commits suicide

By Kristen Macklingam

A saw man of Faul Mouth Village, Essequibo River, on Wednesday went berserk and stabbed three persons and raped a 14-year-old girl before taking his own life.
Dead is 23-year-old Raphael Charles.
Guyana Times was told that Charles’ father was celebrating his birthday at the teen’s family home where they were all imbibing.
However, at about 02:30h on Wednesday, a 14-year-old girl and her parents retired to bed leaving their 15-year-old son and Charles watching television.
Shortly afterwards, Charles armed himself with a knife and slashed the 15-year-old boy to his neck and then went to the teen’s parents’ bedroom where he dealt them several stabs about their bodies. The parents ran out of the house leaving their teenaged daughter in the bedroom.
According to the Police, the 23-year-old man then sexually assaulted the girl. She managed to escape and ran out of the home.
Guyana Times was told that the three injured persons were rushed to the Bartica District Hospital where they were admitted but because of the extent of their injuries, they were transported to the Georgetown Public Hospital.
The Police say that their conditions are being regarded as “serious but stable.”
Meanwhile, Charles after committing the gruesome acts, used a rope to hang himself from a beam inside the family’s house. His body has since been taken to the Bartica mortuary. The Police are investigating.