A miner was stabbed to death during a row over alcohol at Princeville Village, Mahdia, Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni).
Dead is Leavern Daniels, 44, of Princeville Village, Mahdia.
Reports are at about 23:45h on Thursday, Daniels and his friends were imbibing at a shop when the suspect approached their table and requested a portion of their alcohol but this request was denied.
At this time, the suspect became annoyed and threatened to kill the victim after which he left. Shortly afterwards, Daniels was on his way to his mining camp when he was attacked and stabbed to his abdomen by the suspect.
The victim was picked up and rushed to the Mahdia Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. The suspect has since gone into hiding.
The victim’s body is presently at the hospital’s mortuary awaiting an autopsy.