Home News Rupununi farmer beaten to death during argument
A Rupununi, Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo) farmer was on Friday beaten to death during an argument with another man. Dead is 59-year-old Cedric Jones of Bashaizon, Deep South Rupununi, Region Nine.
Based on reports received, on the day in question at about 17:20h, the suspect was consuming “local pine wine” when the now deceased man was passing. The two men are known to each other.
Upon seeing him, the now dead man stopped and spoke with him. Soon after, an argument broke out between them. It is alleged that Jones’ animals were going into the suspect’s yard.
However, the suspect reportedly pushed Jones to the ground and kicked him several times, causing him to receive injuries and became motionless.
A report was made and the suspect was arrested and cautioned by the Police during which he stated, “I told him (Jones) to take care of his animals, that the animals are coming into my yard and damage my cassava. Jones then charge towards me and I pushed him to the ground and kicked him but I can’t recall which part I kicked him and he never moved.”
Jones was taken to the Lethem Regional Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. The body was then placed at the hospital’s mortuary awaiting a post-mortem. The 27-year-old suspect, also from Bashaizon, remains in custody pending charges.