Father dies after blow to head from son

A 71-year-old pensioner is now dead after succumbing to injuries sustained at the hands of his son.

The dead man is identified as Rickford Bourne of 732 B Field, Sophia, Greater Georgetown. It was reported that on May 19 about 22:30h, Bourne’s son, identified as Kwame Bourne, 36, “lashed” his father to the head following an argument over the television remote and some money he wanted.

The younger Bourne is reported to be a drug addict.

Information reaching Guyana Times indicates that after the incident took place, the young man casually walked over to the neighbour’s premises where he was confronted by his sister. Kwame then related what had taken place between him and his father to his sister who subsequently rushed over to her father’s aid.

Upon arrival at the home, the woman saw her father lying in a pool of blood with three wounds to his head.

The injured man was then rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he died on May 24, as a result of the injuries suffered.

The Police have since detained Kwame Bourne, who related to them what transpired between him and his father. He is expected to be charged for murder.