A 39-year-old man from the East Coast of Demerara was chopped to death this morning by the brother of his reputed wife at the woman’s Diamond home on the East Bank of Demerara.
Dead is Justin Peterkin of Paradise.
He was reportedly at the home of the mother of his two children, when the woman’s brother went berserk and attacked him, chopping him to the body and head.
The assailant has been identified as Anthony King.
According to a neighbour, Daniel Boutrin, he was at home when he heard strange sounds coming from next door. He said when he looked across, he noticed King with a hammer and chopper, chopping away at the neck of Peterkin.
“He had the chopper on the man neck and was hitting it with the hammer”.
The young man said he shouted at the assailant and he hurried out of the yard. The eyewitness said he gave chase behind him and alerted persons in the area and the Police that the bloodied man had just chopped someone to death.
The eyewitness said while he was giving chase, the assailant threatened him but he kept trailing him on foot, until the Police arrived and effected an arrest.
The reputed wife of the dead man said she has no idea what would have triggered her brother to kill the man. She said neither the brother or her reputed husband lived with her, since she now lives with her father.
She explained that she was at work this morning when she received a message to hurry home. The woman, Cassandra King, explained to News Source that her reputed husband was in the the area to transact some business with her neighbour. She left both her brother and the reputed husband at her house this morning.
The tearful woman said she had no problems with the father of her two children and she is confused by the murder.
“I am so sorry”, she said, “please tell his mother I am so sorry”.
Police investigators spent more than three hours at the scene, collecting evidence and questioning th neighbours as well as the reputed wife and her father.
The investigation is ongoing.