18 – year – old charged with murder of Pegasus Taxi Driver

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Murdered Pegasus Taxi Driver: Rubrindranauth Jeeboo
Murdered Pegasus Taxi Driver: Rubrindranauth Jeeboo

[www.inewsguyana.com]Lorenzo Forde, 18 of Charlestown was today charged with the murder of Pegasus Taxi Driver – Rubrindranauth Jeeboo. He was remanded to prison by Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry.

He was not required to plea to the indictable offence, which alleged that between December 27 and 28, 2013 at Georgetown, he murdered Jeeboo.

Police Prosecutor, Michael Grant told the Court that on December 27, 2013 around 21:00 hrs, Jeeboo left his Campbellville, Georgetown home for work and the following day, December 28 at around 07:50 hrs, his body was discovered lying motionless in a garbage heap at Caneview Avenue, South Ruimveldt, with several injuries.

Murder accused: Lorenzo Forde. [iNews' Photo]
Murder accused: Lorenzo Forde. [iNews’ Photo]
The Court heard that during the investigation, Jeboo’s cellular phone which was stolen was still being used. According to the Prosecutor, further investigation led to the accused, who gave a confession statement in the presence of his aunt.

The accused also told the police during his confession, that two other persons were also involved in the taxi driver’s murder.

Forde was unrepresented in this case and the matter was put off to February 19. He was remanded to prison, by Magistrate Judy Latchman on Friday, January 31 last on two charges of robbery. Forde pleaded not guilty to the offences, which alleged that he hijacked two motorcars.

 

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