Two gay men stabbed to death in Guyana by spurned lover
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — Two homosexual sex workers were stabbed to death on the streets of Georgetown in the early hours of Sunday, allegedly by the spurned lover of another.
The body of Jason John was found on Leopold Street and that of Carl Sinclair was found just over a block away on Lombard Street. .
The ex-lover of five years with a colleague of the gay men, all commercial sex workers, had reportedly earlier thrown gasoline on his former partner and attempted to set him alight in the vicinity of Georgetown’s landmark St George’s Cathedral.
But eyewitnesses say that other sex workers intervened and halted the man in the act, and he fled.
The man reportedly later attacked John and Sinclair with a knife in Leopard Street, where John succumbed. Though wounded, Sinclair fled but the man caught up with him in Lombard Street and dealt the sex worker several more stabs, killing him at that location.