Home News Inmate who killed Lusignan prisoner to be charged today
The inmate, who killed his fellow prisoner at the Lusignan, East Coast Demerara Prison on Wednesday last, is expected to be charged today.
Director of Prisons, Gladwin Samuels said the prisoner, Samuel Lyttle, was involved in an argument with another male prisoner on Tuesday last at about 14:00h. During the argument, the enraged prisoner struck Lyttle with a piece of wood. Initially, he was treated at the prison infirmary but rushed to Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) due to the severity of his injuries. He was even placed on life support but breathed his last on Wednesday around 10:35h.
However, Guyana Times was told on Tuesday that Lyttle, also called “Tuff Chest” was attacked by a prisoner called “Fish Teeth” of Unity Backdam, Mahaica, after he (Lyttle) bullied the 31-year-old and other inmates in Holding Bay Four.
Sources close to the investigation told this publication that the now dead man was in his hammock when “Fish Teeth” attacked him with a piece of wood which had a nail stuck through it. Lyttle was reportedly struck several times to his head by his furious inmate who had to be restrained by several prison officers.
Both men were on remand for breaking and entering and larceny cases.
Police said the inmate is presently in custody assisting with the investigation. In the meantime, statements have been taken and the murder weapon was recovered and has been sent for analysis at the Guyana Forensic Science Laboratory.
A post-mortem examination (PME) conducted on Lyttle’s body by Government Pathologist, Dr Nehaul Singh on Thursday revealed that he died as a result of multiple blunt trauma to the head.