A Rupununi man appeared for the first time at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court earlier today, where he was remanded on a murder charge.
INews had previously reported that the husband of the now dead Justil Bernard, of Shulinab Village, Rupununi, Region Nine, told police officers that he and his wife were imbibing at their home on the afternoon of February, 19, 2017. Juan had said that the woman left to go to the washroom but slipped and fell, leading to her death.
However, a post mortem examination conducted on Monday last revealed that Bernard died of a fractured skull and blunt force trauma to her head. (Ramona Luthi)