School dropout arraigned with murder of Whim labourer

Murdered, Desmond Sewdat

The teenager who was accused of murdering 29-year-old during a drinking spree at Whim Village, Corentyne Berbice on Saturday last was arraigned with the heinous crime.

The 15-year-old made his appearance at the Springlands Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday and was not required to plead to the indictable charge.  He was remanded to prison by Magistrate Rabindranauth Singh.

Murdered, Desmond Sewdat

It was reported that the now dead man and the teenager were imbibing when an argument ensued between them. This quickly escalated into a scuffle.

However, sometime after, Dewdat was discovered lying motionless with a single stab wound to his stomach.

He was picked up and rushed to the Port Mourant Hospital but he succumbed to his injuries on his way.

The teenager was arrested and later charged for the murder. The now dead man and the teenager were said to be friends.



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