Father of one remanded for money changer’s death

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Nickosie Gritten
Nickosie Gritten

[www.inewsguyana.com] – A 20 – year – old father of one was remanded to prison on a murder charge when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court on Monday, February 02.

Nickosie Gritten of Laing Avenue, West Ruimveldt, Georgetown made his appearance before Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry and was not required to plead to the indictable offence.

It is alleged that between June 20 and June 23, 2014 at West Ruimveldt, he murdered 44-year-old Wendell Liverpool during the course of a robbery.

He was represented by Attorney-at-Law Ronald Burch-Smith and Police Prosecutor Michael Grant did not present facts in Court. The matter was adjourned to February 13 for report and fixtures.

Reports indicate that Liverpool, of Lot 453 West Ruimveldt Housing Scheme, was shot in the back, buttocks and shoulder at around 22:00 hours on June 20, 2014 outside a night spot located on the West Ruimveldt Front Road, a short distance from his home.

According to reports, Liverpool was sitting with one of his brothers when three men on bicycles rode up to the siblings. There was reportedly a brief exchange of words between Liverpool and the gunmen before they shot him.

After he collapsed on the roadway, the gunmen reportedly relieved the money-changer of a large gold chain, two gold rings encrusted with small diamonds and a gold band.

Relatives believe that the bandits took cash from their victim. Liverpool was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) where he underwent surgery before being transferred to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). He subsequently succumbed to the injuries.

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