Fisherman charged with murder of Good Intent pensioner

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A 23-year-old fisherman was on Tuesday afternoon remanded to Prison when he appeared at the Leonora Magistrate’s Court on a murder charge.

The court heard that Joseph Rameshwar of Bellview, West Bank Demerara is accused of killing 72-year-old Jerry Rambeer of Lot 18 Sister’s Village, West Bank Demerara.

According to police information, on July 1, 2018, at about 23:30h, it was reported to police that the pensioner’s body was seen lying at Back Street, Good Intent, West Bank Demerara in an unconscious state.

Upon arriving at the scene, ranks reported that Rambeer’s body had signs of marks of violence, and he had a gaping wound on his head. As such, he was taken to the West Demerara Regional Hospital and admitted a patient, before being transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital.

However, at about 15:00h on July 3, 2018, the elderly man succumbed to his injuries.

To this end, Rameshwar was arrested on July 5, 2018, and he allegedly confessed to investigators that he had hit Rambeer over the head with a rolling pin, prior to his demise.

As such, legal advice was sought and it was recommended that Rameshwar be charged with murder.

The matter was adjourned to September 16, 2018.  (Ramona Luthi)

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