[www.inewsguyana.com] – Guyana Defence Force (GDF) member Alistair Woolford who was recently remanded to prison for attempted murder was today refused bail by Magistrate Ann McLennan on a manslaughter charge.
The accused was not required to plead to the indictable charge which alleged that on November 21, at D’Andrade Street, Kitty, Georgetown he unlawfully killed Devon Howell.
Police Prosecutor Dinero Jones informed the Court that Howell was hospitalized after the incident and later succumbed to the injuries he received.
Bail was refused and the matter was transferred before Magistrate Judy Latchman for January 5.
On November 26 last the accused made his appearance before Magistrate McLennan and was not required to plead to the indictable charge which stated then that on November 21, at D’Andrade Street, Kitty, he discharged a loaded firearm with intent to murder Howell.
On his first appearance, Prosecutor Jones said that the victim is known to the accused, who was at the time in a critical condition at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) where he was admitted on the day of the incident.
Howell died on December 8. The dead electrician’s family has put all friendly associations aside and insists that the matter be investigated thoroughly and justice be served.