28-Y-0 charged with two counts of murder, armed robbery, break & enter

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Orpheus Johnson
Orpheus Johnson
Orpheus Johnson

[www.inewsguyana.com] – The suspect in the murder of Travis Rudder Snr, was remanded to prison on July 13 by Magistrate Ann McLennan.

Twenty – eight – year old Orpheus Johnson of Second Street Craig Village, East Bank Demerara was not required to plead to the indictable charge of murder, which alleged that on June 21 at Republic Park, East Bank Demerara, he murdered Travis Rudder Snr.

He is also charged with the murder of Gladston George on April 22 at Agricola, East Bank of Demerara. Additionally, he was charged with robbery under arms, particulars of which revealed that on January 22 at Kaneville, East Bank Demerara, being armed with a gun he robbed Collin Headley of cash $55,000.

Dead: Travis Rudder
Dead: Travis Rudder

It is further alleged that on Saturday, June 20 at Peter’s Hall, East Bank Demerara, Johnson broke and entered the dwelling house of Miguel Benjamin and stole one semi automatic pistol and seventeen matching rounds of ammunition, together valued $403,000.

Meanwhile, he also pleaded not guilty to two charges, one of which alleged that on July 05 at Stabroek Market Area, Georgetown he had in his possession one 9mm pistol, when he is not a holder of a firearm license.

Details of the other charge stated that on the same day at Stabroek Market, he had in his possession eighteen 9mm live rounds of ammunition.

The father of one was represented by Attorney-at-law, George Thomas, who told the court that his client has an alibi as it relates to the murder of George.

He is expected to return to Court on July 27 to deal with the latter murder charge, unlawful possession of firearm and ammunition charges, armed robbery and break and enter charges; while he will reappear on July 29 to deal with Rudder’s murder charge.

 

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