Man who confessed to killing 9-yr-old boy to stand trial in High Court
Bob Semple, the man accused of killing nine-year-old Shaquan Gittens in 2015, was on Tuesday committed to stand trial in the High Court where he appeared before Magistrate Fabayo Azore at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.
After the testimony of Rawle Thomas, the uncle of Semple, Magistrate Azore declared that based on the evidence presented, a prima facie case was made out against the accused for him to stand trial before a judge and jury.
He was remanded to prison until a trial date is set.
On April 8, 2015, Semple reportedly confessed to the heinous crime giving a detailed account of the incident.
Gittens went missing on April 1, 2015, after persons saw him flying a kite.
Gittens was left in the care of an elder brother while his mother was at work. About 12:00hrs, he returned home to have lunch and left again to join his friends. That was the last time his brother saw him alive.
Several days after, his nude decomposed body was found floating in a canal in Cane View, South Ruimveldt, Georgetown.