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Two gay sex workers stabbed to death in Guyana killing spree

Two male prostitutes have been found murdered in the South American former British colony of Guyana after their friend refused the advances of another man
Georgetown's Stabroek Markets
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Two gay sex workers have been stabbed to death in the Guyanese capital of Georgetown and another has escaped an attempted murder after he spurned the killer’s advances.

An unnamed man had been in a five year relationship with a male sex worker but threw gasoline on his ex after he broke up with him and tried to set him on fire near the city’s St George’s Cathedral.

However other male sex workers intervened and he fled the scene.

After that failed the man tracked down male sex workers Jason John and Carl Sinclair and stabbed them to death.

He attacked the pair with a knife, stabbing both, but Sinclair was able to run.

John’s body was found on Leopold Street and Sinclair’s just over a block away on Lombard Street where the killer caught up with him.

Both men were friends of the man who had been doused with gasoline.

The killer later confessed to stabbing the two men before killing himself by setting himself on fire.

Homosexuality is still illegal in Guyana, one of the few remaining countries on the South American continent to criminalize sex between men, and it is also one of the only English speaking countries in South America, having been a British colony until 1966.

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