COWPEN, Stann Creek District, Sun. July 12, 2020– Antonio Pop, 18, a banana farm worker of Cowpen, was stabbed to death by his brother, Christopher Pop, 20, also a banana worker, over a missing cell phone belonging to Christopher.
After stabbing his brother in their family’s house in Cowpen at about 7:00 yesterday evening, Christopher went into hiding, but police told us that he was captured this morning in the village without incident. He has been detained pending arraignment in the Independence Magistrate’s Court tomorrow, Monday.
Police said that on their arrival at the house, they saw Antonio Pop lying on the floor in pools of his blood with stab wounds in the chest and abdomen.
Antonio was then taken to the Southern Regional Hospital, where he was declared dead on arrival.
The young men’s stepfather, Marcelino Caal, 48, a farm worker in Cowpen, told police that the two brothers were arguing over a missing phone, when the argument got out of hand and Christopher got a butcher knife and stabbed his brother. He then ran away.