2012 Double D Hotel murder: Owners son, worker arraigned

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The owner of Double Day Hotel’s son and a worker attached to the entity were earlier today arraigned with the 2012 murder of 20-year-old Sadeek Juman when they appeared at the Leonora Magistrate’s Court.

Juman was found dead in the pool at the Double Day Hotel
Juman was found dead in the pool at the Double Day Hotel

Bhagnarine Bhola, 27 and his co-accused 29-year-old Lealon Johnson were jointly charged with the murder which allegedly took place between November 18 and November 19, 2012 at the hotel at Tuschen East Bank Essequibo.

The men were not required to plead to the capital offense when it was read to them by magistrate Magistrate Rushelle Liverpool.

Juman, of Blankenburg, West Coast Demerara, was found dead in the pool at the Double Day Hotel on November 1, 2012. There were reports that he had visited the premises the previous day, in the company of friends.

It is alleged that Juman had gotten into “a heated exchange” with a group of men at the hotel and they allegedly inflicted a severe beating on the young man, rendering him unconscious.

He was reportedly put in a room at the hotel until it got dark. Afterwards they allegedly threw the still-unconscious young man in the hotel pool to give an impression that he had drowned.

The duo will return to court on December 16.

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