victim's brother: Kentez Hosein speaks with reporters at his family's Siewdass Road, Freeport, home yesterday.

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Chopped to death

Man killed after row

By Camille Bethel

The neighbourhood of Siewdass Road, Freeport, was plunged into mourning on Saturday afternoon following the killing of a 35-year-old man from the community.

Francis Eddie Hosein was killed on Saturday afternoon, a few weeks after an altercation with another man in the community.

Francis's brother, Kentez Hosein, yesterday spoke with the Express at his mother's house, where relatives and friends gathered under a tent in mourning. Kentez said he could not say much about how his brother died but nobody expected it.

"I saw him yesterday morning (Saturday) because we run a little chicken place so he came and he bought two chickens to make a cook with his co-workers, because he work CEPEP. I last saw him in the afternoon around half two/three, and when I came down in the evening, I heard that he had passed away."

Hosein said his brother and a man from the community had a falling out, which he described as "a little thing" over some money.

Hosein said his brother lived peaceably with everyone and described him as always hardworking.

Hosein said he saw a bullet hole at the side of his brother's head but there were people who were saying he got chopped.

"But a chop will not really leave a hole in your head," he said.

However, according to Freeport police, around 3.15 p.m. on Saturday, three suspects went to the Siewdass Road, Freeport home of Francis Hosein and dealt him several chops to the head.

Hosein ran a short distance, collapsed and died, police said.

Police also said that the attack may have stemmed from an argument Hosein had with the three men two weeks ago.

An autopsy is expected to be performed at the Forensic Science Complex today.

—with reporting by Gyasi Gonzales

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