Albouystown man charged with 2009 murder of Tappin

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Steve Allicock. [iNews' Photo]

Steve Allicock. [iNews' Photo]
Steve Allicock. [iNews’ Photo]
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Accused murderer Steve Allicock of Albouystown, Georgetown, was finally caught and placed before Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry on Friday, May 29.

The 32 – year – old man was not required to plead to the indictable charge of murder, which alleged that on December 31, 2009, at Albouystown, he murdered Wendell Tappin.

The matter was transferred before Magistrate Ann McLennan for commencement of Preliminary Inquiry (PI) on June 17. According to the prosecution, twelve witnesses will be called to testify on behalf of the State.

According to reports, on December 31, 2009, Tappin of Lot 88 James Street, Albouystown, was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC), where he was pronounced dead following an altercation in Albouystown with the accused.

He was stabbed and chopped about the body over a cell phone battery. Additionally, Allicock’s father, Leonardo Allicock and his uncle Randolph Allicock were also charged with the murder of Tappin. However, Leonardo Allicock was freed from the murder charge before Justice Diana Inshanally on September 16, 2014, after a mixed returned a unanimous verdict of not guilty.

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