McDoom robbery: Bagotstown mechanic remanded for bus driver’s murder

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The prime suspect in last week’s brazen robbery on passengers aboard a Route 32 minibus which left the driver, 35-year-old Tedroy James dead after he attempted to save his passengers from several armed attackers at the McDoom, East Bank Demerara Public Road, was on Monday hauled before the court of Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan where he was charged with the capital offence of murder.

Orin Peters

Orin Peters was not required to plead to the indictable offence, which detailed that on July 11, 2017, he murdered James during the course of a robbery.

The court heard that the unrepresented man is a 24-year-old mechanic by trade, who resided in Norton Street, Bagotstown.

Peters was remanded to prison and the matter was adjourned to August 11, after the Police Prosecutor outlined that the file in relation to the matter was incomplete.

James, also called “Six-Head”, of Suddie, Essequibo Coast, was shot in the back by one of three armed bandits around 11:30hrs on Tuesday last. This publication was also told that the attackers were young males.

Several eyewitnesses had revealed that one of the passengers picked up along the West Coast Demerara road was a bandit and he was seen in constant communication with someone on his cellular phone during the course of the journey.

Dead: Route 32 minibus driver Tedroy James

According to an eyewitness, the suspicious man then requested to be put off at McDoom and as he was about to exit the minibus, the man grabbed a bag belonging to another passenger before brandishing a gun.

Just moments after this occurrence, two male accomplices pounced and attempted to rob the other passengers. The minibus driver had attempted to drive away with his passengers and was shot once to the back by one of the robbers who then escaped through a street in McDoom.

Nonetheless, swift response by ranks of the Guyana Police Force led to the arrest of Peters.

James was pronounced dead on arrival at the Georgetown Public Hospital, and he leaves to mourn two children and other relatives.

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