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Guyana man sought in machete slaying of 2 children

August 1, 2013

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP) — Authorities in Guyana say they are pursuing a man suspected of killing his two young children with a machete and critically wounding their mother.

Police say 26-year-old sugar cane worker Richard Lord attacked his family in the town of Zeelugt after arguing with the child’s mother, his common law wife.

A police statement says the children were 5 and 2. The children’s 21-year-mother was stabbed several times in the attack late Wednesday and was listed in critical but stable condition. Police said they were actively searching for the suspect Thursday.

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