The 16-year-old boy who allegedly hacked his stepfather to death last Thursday made his first court appearance on the capital offence of murder.
The Leonora Magistrate’s Court heard that Eustace “Patrick” Williams, 70, of Crane Housing Scheme, West Coast Demerara, was dealt some 14 chops about the body.
The murdered man’s teenage stepson was not required to plead to the indictable charge which stated that at about 10:30h on July 21, he murdered his stepfather, Williams.
Presiding Magistrate Rochelle Liverpool transferred the matter to the Vreed-en-Hoop Magistrate’s Court for September 5 and the teenager will remain in custody until then.
Williams’ body was discovered in a pool of blood in his kitchen. Reports had indicated that the teenager after committing the act fled the house drenched in blood. The lad was later found hiding in a clump of bushes by two men from the area and handed over to the Police where it was discovered that he also sustained a chop wound to the foot.
The suspect was reported as a drug addict who shared a strained relationship with his stepfather who often objected to his drug use.