Man remanded for murdering brother during drinking spree

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Alphonso Kaitan. [iNews' Photo]
Alphonso Kaitan. [iNews’ Photo]
[www.inewsguyana.com]Alphonso Kaitan on Wednesday, January 15 appeared before Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine Beharry, charged with the murder of his brother.

He was not required to plea to the indictable charge, which alleged that on January 9, at Katooka Village, North Rupununi, he murdered Aloysius Kaitan.

Police Prosecutor, Bharat Mangru told the Court that on the day in question, the brothers, along with three friends were imbibing at the decease house.

They continued drinking about 01:30 hrs the following morning and when the accused was leaving, his brother insisted that he remain and continue drinking.

The Court heard that the two then got into a fight, when Kaitan stabbed his brother to his left side abdomen, resulting in his death. Kaitan was remanded to prison until March 3 and the matter was transferred to the Lethem Magistrate’s Court.

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