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Guyanese beheads another in Venezuela

A Guyanese man beheaded another countryman in neighbouring Venezuela following a disagreement in the Spanish-speaking country.

Dead is Gordon Mc Lennon of Sugar Hill, a village near Wauna, North West District.

Sources said Mc Lennon and 46-year old Ivelaw Baird were engaged in an argument at Polvo De Oro, gold-rich location in Venezuela, where Guyanese miners have been “punting” for several years now.

The sources said Baird allegedly took a cutlass and chopped off Mc Lennan’s head on Sunday.

Guyanese police crossed the border and found Baird walking out of the area which is west of the Amacuro River.

The body of Mc Lennan was also brought to Guyana by local police and taken to the Mabaruma Mortuary.

Baird was convicted of manslaughter several years ago, having shot dead a girl and injured her nephew on the Barima Road. The two had been walking on the Barima Road when Baird attempted to rape the girl at gun-point. When the boy protested, he shot both of them but the girl succumbed.