Ex-sol­dier knifed to death in BV clash

-as­sailant hos­pi­talised un­der po­lice guard

Stabroek News Sunday - - FRONT PAGE - By Sharda Bac­chus

An ex-sol­dier was fa­tally stabbed yes­ter­day morn­ing dur­ing a clash in Beter­ver­wagt­ing (BV), East Coast De­mer­ara (ECD), which be­gan when he con­fronted his as­sailant with a cut­lass.

Ed­ward Ti­mothy Beveney, called ‘Akim’ and ‘Bud­dha,’ 23, a miner of Lot 115 Ogle Street Tri­umph, ECD, sus­tained sev­eral stab wounds about his body, in­clud­ing to his chest and left eye. He was pro­nounced dead on ar­rival at the Ge­orge­town Pub­lic Hospi­tal (GPH).

His as­sailant, who has been iden­ti­fied as a 35year-old res­i­dent of Two Friends Vil­lage, ECD, sus­tained a stab wound to his chest and a chop wound to his left arm dur­ing the al­ter­ca­tion on Slowe Street and he too was taken to the GPH, where he is presently ad­mit­ted as a pa­tient un­der po­lice guard.

Up to yes­ter­day af­ter­noon, Beveney’s fam­ily was still try­ing to un­der­stand what may have led to the al­ter­ca­tion be­tween the men, which oc­curred around 8 am.

Sources told Sun­day Stabroek that the two men were known to each other since they worked to­gether in the in­te­rior sev­eral years ago. This news­pa­per was also told that they pre­vi­ously Dead: Ed­ward Beveney

fought over the sale of nar­cotics.

Beveney’s as­sailant, who re­port­edly left his home three months ago, has been stay­ing with a friend in Beter­ver­wagt­ing. He is said to have left his friend’s home yes­ter­day morn­ing in order to visit a nearby shop to col­lect cash.

Upon ar­rival at the shop, he parked his bi­cy­cle and then went inside to col­lect the money. How­ever, when he ex­ited, he no­ticed his bi­cy­cle was miss­ing. Upon en­quir­ing, he learnt that Beveney had taken it.

The man even­tu­ally got the bi­cy­cle back from another in­di­vid­ual, after which he pro­ceeded to leave. How­ever, he was then re­port­edly con­fronted by Beveney, who was armed with a cut­lass and a knife.

Beveney al­legedly fired a chop, which the man barred with his left hand. In re­tal­i­a­tion, he then al­legedly whipped out a ‘juker’ from his waist and dealt Beveney sev­eral stabs about his body.

Both men fell on the ground but Beveney man­aged to get up and jumped into a nearby trench.

The po­lice were sum­moned and both men were taken to the hospi­tal.

The ‘juker’ was re­cov­ered at the crime scene.

When Sun­day Stabroek vis­ited the crime scene yes­ter­day, res­i­dents were tightlipped about the al­ter­ca­tion.

At the dead man’s house, a num­ber of fam­ily mem­bers gath­ered upon re­ceiv­ing the news of his death.

An aunt, Ar­lene Beveney, re­lated that she was at home when her grand­daugh­ter ar­rived and told her to “come see Akim on the road.”

Ar­lene said she im­me­di­ately rushed out to see what had hap­pened and she saw her nephew ly­ing on the road. ‘I run out on the road. When I go out on the road, all we coulda do….I see me sis­ter did hoist­ing he fuh put he in a car and that was it. Be­cause he wasn’t mov­ing. He was life­less,” she said.

The woman added that

she last saw Ed­ward alive yes­ter­day morn­ing when he left home. He did not state where he was head­ing.

The woman said the fam­ily was up to yes­ter­day af­ter­noon try­ing to find out what ex­actly had tran­spired. She noted that she is not aware that he had any prob­lems with any­one that might have led to the fa­tal en­counter.

Mean­while, Beveney’s mother said she was con­tacted by one of her sis­ters yes­ter­day morn­ing and was told her that her son was not feel­ing well and he was rushed to the hospi­tal. “They didn’t say he get stab…. she ain’t mussy want tell me right away just so,” she said.

She said she sub­se­quently re­turned a call to find out which hospi­tal she should go to when she learnt what had tran­spired and that her son had al­ready passed away.

Dead: Ed­ward Beveney

The stretch along Slowe Street, Beter­ver­wagt­ing, where the al­ter­ca­tion oc­curred.

The drain into which Beveney re­port­edly jumped after he was stabbed

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