“Fifty” turns self in for questing over fatal beating
Police in Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice), have arrested a Lindener, Travis Hazel, called “Fifty”, of Silver City, Wismar, Linden in connection with the murder of 55-year-old Leroy Barron, of Lot 59 Old Kara Kara, Mackenzie, Linden, who was beaten to death in Linden on Friday last.E Division (Linden-Kwakwani) Commander Anthony Vanderhyden on Tuesday confirmed the arrest, explaining that the suspect who had been in hiding, turned himself in at the Mackenzie Police Station in Linden on Monday evening.He said advice is presently being sought on the way forward as investigations continue. Meanwhile, a post-mortem examination (PME) conducted on the body of the 55-year-old gave the cause of death as brain haemorrhage due to blunt trauma to the head. The PME of the unemployed resident was conducted on Monday by Government Pathologist, Dr Nehaul Singh at the Georgetown Public Hospital after the body was positively identified by his brother, Kevin Barron.Preliminary investigations revealed that the incident occurred at about 11:00h on Friday at Co-op Crescent, Mackenzie. Initial investigations revealed that there was an argument between Barron, who was known to do odd jobs around the Mackenzie Market, and the suspect, during which the suspect allegedly armed himself with a piece of wood and dealt the now deceased a severe beating before fleeing the scene. The badly wounded man was later taken to the Linden Hospital Complex where he was pronounced dead on arrival.Meanwhile, Guyana Times was told that persons who witnessed the incident have indicated that the deceased had accused the suspect of being involved in the sale of cocaine, which allegedly led to the confrontation. Reports also indicate that the deceased was also involved in another confrontation with another man on the fateful day as well. A neighbour, Michael Thomas, described Barron as being a “disrespectful individual” who abused drugs.According to the neighbour, Barron, a father of three, had lived overseas for some time before returning to Guyana. However, his brother, Kevin Barron, described the deceased as a loving brother.