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Row over money ends in death for teen

...five dead in 24 hours
Sunday, September 9, 2012

A row over money ended in death after 18-year-old David Aaron was stabbed in his chest by a relative near his Guaymare Village home yesterday morning. Aaron, a labourer, died at the Chaguanas Health Facility. As the murder toll continues to rise, his death brings to five the number people killed in the last 24 hours. The 25-year-old suspect who allegedly stabbed Aaron was yesterday assisting police with their investigations. The suspect’s 22-year-old common-law wife was also assisting police with the investigation.


Police said the argument arose over money. Sunday Guardian learnt that the suspect wanted to borrow money from Aaron. Six years ago Aaron, his father Aaron Bissoon and mother Shaliza, 32, were about to board a maxi on the Uriah Butler Highway when a delivery truck crashed into them. His mother died and he and his father were critically injured. Last week he reportedly received a cheque, for an undisclosed sum, as compensation for injuries he received during the accident.


Police said around 1.30 am Aaron went to the home of his sister, Elizabeth, where he and the relative had an argument. The police report states Aaron attacked the relative with a knife, stabbing him in the chest. Police said the relative was able to wrestle the knife away from him, but during the struggle Aaron was stabbed in the chest.


At Aaron’s home yesterday, relatives described the situation as sad and complicated. Bissoon, 41, said his son and the suspect were both drinking. He said his son was a casual drinker. He said he was asleep at his home next door and did not hear the commotion. He received a call from his nephew who told him that Bissoon had died and was at the health facility. Bissoon’s aunt Anna described him as “childish and loving.” Chaguanas police are investigating.


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