Lennox Baharally and Rondell Edwards were remanded to prison after they made an appearance at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan to answer a joint murder charge.
The duo was charged for the murder of Mohammed Abdul Shameer, who died on April 26, in the Pomeroon River, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) after a boat capsized.
Baharally 34, a boat builder, and Edwards, 19, also a boat builder, reside in Upper Pomeroon River.
Defence Attorney Jerome Khan told the Court that it was an unfortunate incident and his clients’ only mistake was to remove the body from the scene and place it on the river bank.
Khan added that the boat capsized and the defendants were only trying to rescue the man, who died.
The case was adjourned for August 15 and transferred to the Charity Magistrate’s Court.
Reports are that three months ago, the two while aboard a boat collided with Shameer’s boat in the Pomeroon River.
It is alleged that after the accident, instead of going to a hospital, the duo took the man’s body to a swamp area and reportedly concealed it.