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A 19-year-old East La Penitence teen, who was stabbed by his stepfather while he was trying to save his mother, succumbed to his stab wounds on Thursday.
Dead is Isaiah Edwards, a construction work of East La Penitence Squatting Area, Georgetown.
The Guyana Police Force, in a statement on Thursday, said Edwards was stabbed to his right hip at around 18:30 hours on Wednesday, January 26, allegedly by his stepfather.
The teen succumbed at the Covid Centre, Liliendaal on Thursday.
According to the police, Edwards intervened when his stepfather began to abuse his mother who had not finished cooking.
The suspect reportedly became angry and picked up a knife and attacked the two. The teen and his mother were both wounded after which the suspect fled the scene.
Edwards and his mother were rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital by relatives. There, the two were tested for COVID-19, and it was revealed that the teen was positive.
As such he was transferred to the Infectious Diseases Hospital at Liliendaal where he subsequently died. His body is presently at the Memorial Gardens Funeral Home awaiting a PME.
His mother is presently hospitalised in a stable condition.
Corporal Henry and other ranks from CID Headquarters are investigating. The suspect has not yet been apprehended.