A 19-year-old East La Penitence youth who attempted to protect his mother yesterday from her abusive partner has died from the stab injuries that he sustained.
The youth, Isaiah Edwards and his mother were at home when his stepfather started to abuse the mother because she was cooking late.
The young man reportedly went to his mother’s aid and the stepfather attacked them both, stabbing the youth to his hip and the woman to her body.
They were both taken to the Georgetown Hospital, but the young construction worker was transferred to the COVID-19 hospital after his COVID test on admission returned a positive result.
In a statement this afternoon, the Police said the young man succumbed to his injury last evening. His mother remains hospitalised at the Georgetown Hosptal. The suspect is on the run.