Man Dies over Marijuana Fight in West Point

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A man who allegedly fled after stabbing his friend to death for marijuana in their West Point Community was on Wednesday, January 21, surrendered to the Monrovia City Court for prosecution.

Mohammed Barrie, 30, a Guinean national has been charged with one felony count of first-degree murder by the Court.

Barrie and his victim Amadou Jalloh, also a Guinean, were arguing when he used a pair of scissors to stab him in the left side of his chest on the Kru Beach in the New Kru Town community.

Jalloh was found unresponsive on the Kru beach Thursday, January 9 and was rushed to the John F. Kennedy Hospital, where he was pronounced dead by a doctor upon arrival.

At the Court Wednesday, January 22, Defendant Barrie was later remanded at the Monrovia Central Prison to await trial, because the crime is a non-bailable offense under Liberian Penal Law.

During investigation, police said, Barrie explained that prior to Jalloh’s death, he and the deceased joined money to buy marijuana to smoke.

When the victim was going to buy the marijuana Barrie left the area to buy cigarettes. Unfortunately, when he returned the victim— who he met cutting the marijuana— refused to give Barrie his share of the drug.

Because of that, he got angry and decided to seize the victim’s five Liberian dollars lying on top of the marijuana.

While in the process, Jalloh took the scissors and cut him twice on the back of his both hands.

When he attempted to take the scissors from the victim, they got into serious fight and it was when the victim’s chest ‘fell’ on top of the scissors.  

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