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A Bartica miner was on Friday evening allegedly stabbed to death a Brazilian at Pedymachi Black Water Backdam, Cuyuni River.
Dead is 29-year-old miner Randolph Semple of Third Avenue, Bartica, Essequibo River. He was allegedly killed by an identifiable Brazilian national which occurred about 18:00 hours.
Enquiries revealed that on Friday about 18:00 hours Semple was at a shop when he approached the suspect who was at the time on the roadway on a motorcycle and dealt him the suspect a stab to the back with a knife and ran into another nearby shop. The suspect subsequently armed himself with a knife and approached Semple and dealt him a stab to his upper chest and subsequently escaped.
Semple walked about 400 feet away from the shop before falling to the ground where he remained motionless. The matter was reported to the police, who, upon arrival at the scene observed the shirtless body of Semple on the roadway with what appeared to be a stab wound to the upper mid-area of his chest. The body was taken to the Bartica Hospital mortuary. An investigation is ongoing.