Man accused of murdering Cuban national remanded


The man charged with the murder of a Cuban national was on Tuesday remanded by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan when he appeared before her at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.

It is alleged that Lawrence Rowe, 32, of Lot 69 Parker Street, Providence, East Bank Demerara (EBD) during the course of a robbery on March 8, 2016 at Providence, murdered Joel Perez Laffita.

Remanded: Lawrence Rowe
Remanded: Lawrence Rowe

The lifeless body of Laffita was discovered around 01:30h on the roadside with a wound to his neck.

Reports are Laffita arrived in Guyana on board the MV Tracy Coaic which docked at the Rubis Wharf on the East Bank Demerara and was found dead on the Providence roadway hours after he disembarked the vessel, which he was working on.

The man had disembarked the vessel and left for an unknown location.
Investigators could not say whether the wound on the victim’s neck was inflicted by a gun or a sharp object.

According to reports given to the Police, a hooded man was seen riding a bicycle shortly after the victim’s body was discovered.

Investigators after checking surveillance videos in the area were able to arrest and charge Rowe.
Investigations into the matter are currently ongoing. The case will continue on April 25.



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