Inmate stabbed to death over “girlfriend” jokes

Dead: Anthony Prince

An inmate of the Lusignan Prison, East Coast Demerara (ECD) was on Saturday stabbed to death by a man with whom he was making jokes.
The dead man has been identified as 23-year-old Anthony Prince, who was remanded on three counts of armed robbery and two counts of break-and-enter and larceny.
Based on reports received about 14:05h, Prince and the 23-year-old suspect were taunting each other about their girlfriends. However, the jokes turned serious, thus leading to the suspect arming himself with a piece of mop stick and dealing Prince one blow to the neck.
Following the incident, Prince was reportedly treated by medical staff at the correctional facility, but owing to the severity of the wound, he was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he succumbed while receiving medical treatment.
The Police were contacted and an investigation was launched. The suspect was reportedly taken into custody.
“The Officer-in-Charge along with the Welfare Officer are currently engaging the other prisoners about the effects of making the wrong decision,” the Guyana Prison Service (GPS) stated.
Director of Prisons, Nicklon Elliot has since expressed condolences to the family of Prince and will provide support during this time.