Godbrother, friend confess to killing, burying British teen

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Aaron Hing and Staymon George have both confessed to law enforcement authorities of beating and burying a British teenager Dominic Bernard in a shallow grave in Berbice.

Dominic Bernard
Dominic Bernard

They were arrested shortly after the Guyana Police Force issued wanted bulletins for the duo to answer questions in connection to the disappearance of the British teen, and in the wake of the discovery of a decomposed body in a shallow grave aback Allness Village in Berbice.

Hing was reportedly found in a city hotel on Friday evening, while his accomplice was arrested at a house in Tucville, Georgetown on Saturday morning.

It is understood that after news spread about the discovery of a decomposed body at Alness village in Corentyne, Hing went to the city hotel.
The Police subsequently received a tip-off and went to the hotel where they took him into custody.

Further, after receiving information about George’s whereabouts, Police swooped down on a house at Tucville, Georgetown where he was arrested while attempting to escape.

The body at the scene
The body at the scene

INews understands that Dominic Bernard was brutally beaten by the two men who then robbed him of an undisclosed sum of cash. His ‘godbrother’ admitted that he and two others took the body to the back of Alness and buried it.
They reportedly ádmitted to investigators that they had collected the young man from the Cheddi Jagan International Airport on the night of October 14, 2015 but it was not clear when the murder took place.
One of the men reportedly claimed that it occurred on the night of October 14 and the other claimed that it was a week after.

The two murder accused were taken to the alleged scene of the crime by Police ranks. They have also reportedly implicated a third person for whom the Police are looking.
Samples of the decomposed body taken by detectives are expected to be sent overseas for DNA testing to determine if it was Dominic Bernard’s.

Police sources stated that based on the condition of the body, it had been buried for a long time, giving credence to the tale that the teenager was murdered on October 14 hours after he arrived in Guyana.

Staymon George captured on Saturday morning in Tucville
Staymon George captured on Saturday morning in Tucville

Meanwhile, relatives of the British teenager in a statement said that although no formal identification has taken place, they were devastated to have learnt that Hing and Staymon have confessed to the murder of the young man.
“Dominic was full of hope, ambition, creativity, self-respect, faith and trust. He was very much loved by all his family as well as a wide circle of friends. He was a talented film-maker and we are in no doubt that he had a bright and successful future ahead of him,” the family added.
The young man had travelled to Guyana on October 14, to pursue his dream of studying film-making.
Already an accomplished photographer, director and editor, with several music videos under his belt, Bernard was in the process of taking up an offer from an American school to work alongside and be mentored by established movie directors in the United States, the relatives said.

British teen, Dominic Bernard
British teen, Dominic Bernard

“Dominic has never been particularly academic, but he left school at 16 with five good GCSEs. He enrolled at a local college, but rather than sitting behind a desk, he preferred to be out there actually gaining experience by working and he has been very successful with his production company,” the family stated.

Body removed
The body was removed on Saturday afternoon and taken to Ramoo’s Funeral Parlour to await a post-mortem.
On Friday, investigators, including personnel from the Major Crimes Unit (MCU), visited the village of Allness and then went into the backlands where the shallow grave was discovered.
The badly decomposed body was found in a one-foot sand grave which had been flattened at the top. At the time of burial, the body was clad in what appeared to be a white V-neck T-shirt and short pants; both were discoloured.
The shallow grave with the unidentified body was found about 200 meters off the Kildonan Middledam, three miles from the main access road.

Staymon George and Aaron Hing have since confessed to killing the British teenager
Staymon George and Aaron Hing have since confessed to killing the British teenager

Immigration documents proved that the teenager left London on Flight BW903 at 12:50h on October 14, and arrived in Trinidad at 17:30h the same day. He then boarded Flight BW483 from Port of Spain to Georgetown, arriving at the CJIA at 21:50h. Airport records show that the young man cleared immigration, but unfortunately, his trail ended there.
The father of the missing teenager made a report to the authorities after his son did not return home on November 7.

12 COMMENTS

  1. WHY DON’T THEY JUST KILL THEM THE SAME WAY THEY TOOK DOMINIC’S LIFE? MAKE THEM FEEL THE WAY HE FELT WHEN THEY TOOK HIS LIFE. NOW LOOK WHERE KILLING SOMEONE FOR MONEY GOT THE TWO OF YOU – I HOPE AARON AND STAYMON HAVE A NASTY, HORRIBLE DEATH…AND EVERYWHERE THE TWO OF THEM GO I HOPE THEY REMEMBER WHAT THEY DID FOR MONEY. I HOPE EVERYONE THAT’S INVOLVED IN KILLING THIS KID ALWAYS REMEMBER WHAT THEY DID. I HOPE HE ALWAYS HAUNT ALL WHO WERE INVOLVED IN KILLING HIM.

  2. they should be sentenced to death hang publicly too … smh ”jealousy is the gateway to all violence”
    this is so sad indeed RIP Dominic condolances to his family n friends …

  3. Very very sad. My heart wrench for the parents ,relatives and friends of Dominic. A young life cut short far too soon by some one you taught u could have trusted ,never sensing the evil he planed.God strenghten his grieving family and keep Dominic in his kingdom .we cannot deny that brutal crime exist all over the world but our once beloved and peacful Guyana is changing .Leaving family like my own and many other i have spoken to, have contemplate vacation in safer country other than our own home land we all crave to return to.I have three young boys and will never trust to send them home to Guyana no never.If i must come i will choose to stay at a hotel nearby a police station.

  4. Sly I do believe that it was the intervention of the British authorities that resulted in swift action by the GPF. But , nevertheless they worked hard and found the body and the evil perpetrators.

  5. I’m so scared. I have two teenage boys and we’re living in the UK. If they know of this incident they will not want to visit Guyana. My heart bleeds for his parents. Lots of these young people want to live a big fancy life but don’t want to work so they r going around killing hard working people for what they have. I hope they develop some self pride and start working to satisfy their needs and stop depriving people from what they work for.
    RIR
    DOMINIC

  6. Guyana is savage. RIP kiddo, his parents are to be blamed. Guyana isn’t safe and was NEVER a safe country. The father should have known this and informed his son, also pay attention to where your son might be staying, to better assess if its safe.

  7. Well done GPF for such quick response and arrest of the perpetrators of such heinous crime. Yes he is a British citizen and the GPF will certainly be happy that the British Authorities will heap praises in arresting those responsible. Did the British Authorities turn the screws on the GPF for swift action? Whether that is so or not, the GPF deserve credit but must also be condemned for the sloth in solving many murder cases of Guyanese citizens. The entire episode needs thorough investigations to get to the bottom as there is more to be unearthed than what has been reported in the news.
    Let them face that judge who knows BIG numbers when passing sentences or better yet to save the state time and money, ”hang em high”
    Forget human rights in this case

  8. This is my view on this case, the two (MURDERERS) had confess that they kill the young man. Then they DON’T have to go to court. They go to jail. But when you put them in jail, tax payers maintain them, so the BEST thing to do with them is to kill them. They don’t need to exist in this world. They are f***ing PIGS, not people.

  9. Very sad indeed. I am no police officer but I must say that from the inception I had my suspicions regarding God brother. He should have been interrogated a long time ago. That was premeditated murder. Put him and his accomplice away for life or hang them. They do not deserve to live. May Dominic rest in peace and may God strengthen his family in this time of deep sadness. The mind of some men is so so evil. How can you eat and drink with someone and kill that person.

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