The man who is accused of murdering 14-year-old Malika Hamilton of Ann’s Grove, East Coast Dermerara (ECD), was today remanded to prison after he was charged for the crime.
Alvin Reid called “Satan” of Ann’s Grove ECD appeared at the Sparendaam Magistrate’s Court before Magistrate Zamilla Ally-Seepaul.
He was remanded to prison until September 28.
Guyana Police Force (GPF) ranks in the wee hours of Thursday last, nabbed the suspect, after he was discovered hiding in a barrel in the Ann’s Grove cemetery.
INews understands that even though investigators spent several hours grilling the man about the incident he had continuously denied any involvement in the crime.
Hamilton’s body was found on August 9 in the Hope Canal, ECD, and it was initially assumed by many that the teen had died from drowning.
However, family members had been adamant that the young girl’s demise was as a result of foul play.
Pathologist, Dr Nehaul Singh, had conducted a Post Mortem (PM) Examination on the teen’s body a few days after its discovery in the canal and it was revealed that Hamilton had died of ‘asphyxiation’.
She was also said to have suffered from blunt trauma to her head and compression injury to her neck.