Miner arraigned with murder of drinking buddy

Charged, arrest

A 33-year-old miner was on Monday remanded to prison by the Chief Magistrate, Ann McLennan, after he was charged and taken to court for the capital offence of murder.

Paul Charles of Foulmouth Village, Essequibo River, was not required to plead to the indictable charge. It is alleged that on February 7, 2019, at Foulmouth Village, he murdered his drinking partner, Cedric James. He was remanded to prison and the case will continue on February 21 at the Bartica Magistrate’s Court.

Reports are the Essequibo River man was allegedly stabbed to death by Charles after the two had an argument over an incident that occurred almost ten years ago.

Investigations revealed that the suspect and the deceased were imbibing at the landing when an argument ensued between the two over an incident that occurred in 2009.

Due to the disagreement, it is alleged that the suspect became annoyed, armed himself with a knife and stabbed the labourer to the neck several times before fleeing the scene.

The now dead man was rushed to the Bartica Regional Hospital by public-spirited persons but was pronounced dead on arrival.


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