Around 4:40 pm today, Thursday January 14, 23-year-old Aaron Hing and his close friend, 23-year-old Staymon George appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court and were charged jointly for the murder of British teen, Dominic Bernard.
They were both told that they were not required to enter a plea to the charge of murder. They are being accused of murdering 18-year-old British national Dominic Bernard.
Inews understands that both Hing and George, after intensive grilling by the authorities, had confessed to the brutal crime. Earlier this week, the police had sent the file to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for advice on the matter, who then recommended that murder charges be laid against both men.
The latest development in the case was the discovery of the teen’s camera and its components. These were dug up after a third suspect, Jameel Sinclair, took law enforcement to an area behind Nurney Village and pointed out where he hid the device.
Jameel Sinclair, of Kildonan village in Berbice, who is a close friend of the teen’s god-brother, Aaron Hing, a few days ago led a team of investigators down a lonely road in the village of Nurney and pointed out where he hid the personal belongings of the murdered young man. The investigators reportedly found a camera and some of its components.
Sinclair reportedly told investigators that on the day of the brutal murder he was instructed by Aaron Hing to bury the British teen’s belongings. After continuous interrogation, he succumbed to pressure and related that he was promised cash if he hid the clothes and other items.
However, while the motive for the brutal murder remains a mystery, Inews understands that the police are looking at the theory of a possible act of revenge or robbery.
The decomposed body of the British teen, who came to Guyana on October 14, 2015, was found in a shallow grave last Friday at the back of Allness Village in Berbice.
Hing and George were remanded to prison and will make their next court appearance on Friday morning as the Chief Magistrate would have to assign the case to the Corentyne district where the crime allegedly occurred.