A father of eleven was on Thursday evening stabbed several times during an argument with his brother-in-law over undone work at his sister’s home at Haslington, East Coast Demerara. Dead is Terrence “Sleepy” Adams, 53, of Haslington. He was reportedly stabbed three times during a row at his shop at about 20:00h.
Reports are the now dead man visited his sister, who resides in the same area, and was not happy about the condition of the surroundings. He expressed his unhappiness about the conditions to the brother-in-law who became annoyed.
Adams subsequently left his sister’s house and went back to his businessplace but the man turned up there and an argument ensued. It was then the suspect whipped out a knife and dealt the man several blows.
In a bid to escape, the injured man scaled a trench but collapsed a short distance away. He was picked up and
taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
When Guyana Times visited the area Friday morning, his house was tightly secured but not far away at his mother’s house, a brother, Maxwell Adams explained that he was at home when he received a phone call from his brother in Cayenne enquiring about the stabbing incident.
A clueless Maxwell informed the brother that he was not aware and immediately promised to make some enquiries. He then went to his now dead brother’s shop where she saw a group of people and blood on the road.
He was told that his injured brother was taken to the hospital. The aggrieved brother went on to say that he rushed to the hospital where he saw his brother lying dead on a stretcher. From indications, the man would have sustained a stab wound to his right arm, one in the vicinity of his heart and the other to his abdomen. While he did not know the circumstances surrounding the stabbing incident, he told Guyana Times that the argument stemmed from a statement his now dead brother made during a visit to his sister’s house. Apparently, he noted, his brother-in-law got offended but he is sure that a mere statement could not have triggered his brother-in-law to act that violently. “There is got to be something else… a statement alone to offend someone to that extent… I don’t think so”, the man stated. Nevertheless the suspect he noted, was arrested at the scene and taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital for treatment of a wound to his forehead. He was then taken into police custody.
The brother described the now dead man as a simple individual who worked hard for what he had. He has never been in a police matter nor was he accused on wrong doings. The dead man leaves to mourn his mother, children and five siblings. Meanwhile, the police confirmed that the suspect is assisting with the investigations.