Suspect confesses to fatal Hadfield St stabbing

first_imga Houston, Greater Georgetown man on Tuesday confessed to fatally stabbing another man outside White Castle Fish Shop on Hadfield Street, Georgetown, almost three weeks ago.Mark Anthony Barkley, 37, a labourer of Lot 38 Houston Back Road, was arrested around 18:00h on Tuesday in relation to the murder of 26-year-old Gordon Ross, called “Black Boy”, who was found on John Street, Georgetown.According to a previous Police report, Ross was found around 01:40h on May 30, with stab wounds about his body. He was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital by public-spirited persons and succumbed while receiving medical attention.While being questioned by investigators on Tuesday, Barkley admitted to the crime. He told detectives that on the day in question some time after midnight, he was at the Fish Shop dancing.The suspect went on to say that the deceased reportedly became upset because everybody liked his dancing. “He (Barkley) said that the deceased took off his belt and hit him, causing him to fall to the ground. Then the deceased pulled out a knife from his waist and stabbed him in his right palm,” a Police source told Guyana Times.This newspaper was further told that Barkley then kicked Ross to his crotch resulting in the knife falling to the ground. The suspect said he picked up the weapon and stabbed Ross about his body four to five times before running away from the scene.Barkley also told detectives that he disposed of the knife, but could not recall where.last_img

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