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A 19-year-old lad who was stabbed on Wednesday evening while defending his mother from her abusive husband has died.
Dead is Isaiah Edwards, a construction worker of East La Penitence Squatting Area, Georgetown, who was stabbed to his right hip allegedly by his step-father. Reports are that the incident occurred at about 18:30h on Wednesday.
Edwards died on Thursday at the COVID-19 facility at Liliendaal, East Coast Demerara (ECD). His mother was also injured during the ordeal, and remains hospitalised.
According to the Police, on Wednesday evening, the suspect began to abuse the woman because she had not finished cooking. Police said the man then picked up a knife and began to attack the woman, causing the teenager to intervene.
Both the teen and his mother were wounded during the ordeal. They were taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC) where tests were conducted. It was revealed that Edwards had been infected with the novel coronavirus, and as such was transferred to the Ocean View facility, where he remained until his demise.
The suspect remains at large.