A PRISONER who was chopped about the body, Monday night, after a heated argument with four other inmates of the Lusignan Prison, died on Tuesday at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation.
He was identified as 40-year-old Aldryn Adonis called Ehawn Peters. He was on remand for simple larceny.
Reports indicate that Adonis was in bay two of the Lusignan Prison, while the suspects were in bay one. On Monday night, at about 22:30 hours, Adonis jumped the fence which separates bay one from bay two and eventually had a heated argument with the four suspects and a fight ensued.
Adonis received several chops about the head, chest, hands and both feet.
The victim was then taken to the medical outpost at the prison, where he was examined by a prison medex on duty and subsequently escorted to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation where he was further examined by a doctor and admitted as a patient in a critical condition.
On Tuesday, at about 10:30 hours, Adonis succumbed to his injuries. The matter was reported to the police and an investigation was launched. Meanwhile, Director of Prisons of Gladwin Samuels said that a review of the CCTV footage from the location as well as other CCTV footage obtained allowed the administration to positively identify the perpetrators of the fatal incident.
As a result, he said a partial search of the prison by warders unearthed the improvised weapons used in the stabbing and chopping.
The prison director noted that an additional 111 improvised weapons and nine cellular phones were seized.
He explained that improvised weapons are materials/items which have been converted by the prisoners into weapons for the sole purpose of maiming and threatening officers and fellow prisoners.