DEAD: Kwasi Lewis

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Stabbed to death after loud music complaint

By Susan Mohammed susan.mohammed@trinidadexpress.com

A man who complained about loud music near his home in Fyzabad was stabbed to death on Carnival Monday.

The victim has been identified as Kwasi Lewis, 24, of New City Avenue. 

Lewis’s sister, Delana Hunte, 29, is calling on police to arrest his killer, whom she said lived in their area and was identified to police by several witnesses. 

“My brother did not deserve to die like this. He used to give people ole talk, but he was a good person,” said Hunte. 

Lewis was the father of twin girls, aged two, and a six-year-old boy. He was employed as a labourer with OAS Construtora. 

On Monday, Lewis returned from Jouvert celebrations in San Fernando with his girlfriend, Ayanna Glasgow, Hunte and other relatives. 

Hunte said Lewis dropped her and her cousin off at their homes and then he went over to his girlfriend’s house next door. 

She said a short while later, she was told that Lewis was arguing with persons in a nearby house.

“There were some people in that house playing loud music, drinking and playing cards. He went over there and told them to ‘mash up the party’ because they were making plenty noise,” said Hunte. 

The sister said Lewis got into his parked Mazda 626 and fell sleep. 

Police said at around 3.35 p.m., a man attacked Lewis with a knife and stabbed him several times. As the killer ran away from the scene, Lewis got out of his vehicle and collapsed on the road. 

“A neighbour saw a man over Kwasi and he thought he (the suspect) was waking him up. But he was really stabbing Kwasi. He only realised when Kwasi got out of the car and he (the neighbour) saw the blood,” said Hunte. “And the man (the killer) ran up the hill and escaped into the bushes.” 

Neighbours and relatives took Lewis to Siparia Health Facility but he was pronounced dead on arrival. Police said a suspect was being sought last night.

Hunte said Lewis was the second of her siblings to have been murdered. 

Another brother, Marvin Jordan, 29, was killed in July 2012. 

Jordan, police said, was abducted from the home of a friend at Kerr Road, Eastern Quarry, and bundled into a car which later sped off. Four hours later Jordan’s bullet-riddled body was found in a drain close to Success Laventille Secondary School.

Hunte said no one was charged with Jordan’s murder, but she hoped Lewis’ murder would be solved.

An autopsy is expected to be performed today at the Forensic Science Centre, St James. Sgt Taitt is continuing investigations.  

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