An 18-year-old was fatally stabbed while his father and stepmother were injured during a brawl with a group of men at the Timehri Docks, East Bank Demerara (EBD).
Dead is David Toney of Lot 76 Alliance Road, Timehri, EBD. Meanwhile, the injured are identified as Mark Toney and Judieth Hosea.
The elder Toney was reportedly stabbed once to his abdomen and once to his back while Hosea received stab wounds to her hip and left side shoulder.
According to information reaching Guyana Times, the now dead teen and his stepmother intervened in a fight between his father and a group of men, who were reportedly drunk, during which they were all injured.
Speaking with this newspaper, Hosea related that the fight stemmed from an argument over who will pack their truck with cabbages. She said after the argument broke out, one of the men attacked her husband and a scuffle ensued.
It was then, Hosea added, that her and her now dead stepson intervened to make peace but they too were attacked by the group of drunk men.
The woman recalled feeling a sharp object inserted to her left shoulder followed by another on her left hip. She then retreated but saw the men hitting the teenager about his body.
According to Hosea, she did not know David Toney was being stabbed until he ran a short distance away from the attackers and collapsed. He was stabbed at least three times, twice to his abdomen and once to the chest.
Meanwhile, after Mark Toney was injured, he ran to the Guyana Defence Force’s (GDF) Base in Timehri, where he was given first aid treatment and subsequently taken along with his injured wife to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre.
Guyana Times was told that David Toney was deported from Barbados, where he lived with his mother and other siblings.
According to residents in the area, the teenager was allegedly involved in a number of thefts in the area. Only recently he was accused of stabbing a man on the Timehri wharf.
A cousin, with whom David Toney lived, said he was awakened at about 04:30h by the dead teen’s father, who related that his son was stabbed and that he must run to the wharf fast.
According to the cousin, when he arrived at the wharf, his cousin was already dead.
Meanwhile, the Police have since arrested five persons for questioning into the fatal stabbing while they are on the hunt for two others.