Labourer remanded over murder of drinking buddy

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Charged: Fabian Abraham

A labourer, who is accused of killing his drinking buddy, was on Monday remanded to prison when he appeared at the Lethem Magistrate’s Court.

Fabian Abraham, 20, appeared before Magistrate Allan Wilson, who read the indictable charge of murder. It is alleged that on March 25 at Kanuku Drive, Lethem, Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo), he killed 49-year-old Leron Ault, also known as “Junior”.

According to reports, the incident occurred at about 16:00h on March 25 when the now dead man went to Kanuku Drive, Lethem, to uplift money owed to him by a woman.

However, the woman reportedly told Ault that she was unable to make the payment.

As such, he then left and went to the backyard where he met Abraham and three other men imbibing.

Based on the Police report, Ault joined the other men and during the drinking spree, an argument ensued. The argument escalated and it was at that point that Abraham armed himself with a piece of wood and dealt Ault several blows to his head and stomach.

The injured man fell to the ground and was picked up and taken to the Lethem Regional Hospital, where he was admitted, but later succumbed to his injuries.

He was remanded to prison and the case will continue on April 23, 2020.