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Man dies after fight over manicou

By Susan Mohammed susan.mohammed@trinidadexpress.com

A 58-year-old tradesman was killed last night during a fight over a dead manicou.

Isadore Fuentes, of Nurse Trace, Guyaguayare, was pronounced dead at hospital.

Police said that at around 8.30 p.m. Fuentes had an argument with a close male relative over who the opossum belonged. Police said that Fuentes and the 20-year-old suspect began fighting and both fell.

Blood was seen coming Fuentes's neck. He was taken to the Mayaro District Hospital but pronounced dead on arrival. The suspect ran into the bushes. An autopsy is expected today.

No murder weapon was found at the scene.

Detective Constable Saunders is investigating.

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