[www.inewsguyana.com] – A taxi driver was on Monday remanded to prison after he appeared before Magistrate Fabayo Azore at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts where he was arraigned for the murder of a Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) ambulance dispatcher.
Fifty-five year old Alan Sim of 860 Paradise Housing Scheme, East Coast Demerara (ECD) was not required to submit a plea to the indictable charge which read that on Monday, November 23 at Georgetown he murdered Mellisa Skeete, called Lisa.
It was revealed by Police Prosecutor Steven Telford that the murder accused and the deceased share a child together.
According to the prosecution, Sim picked Skeete up from work at about 15:00h in his motorcar PRR6801.
Telford disclosed that about 30 minutes later, the woman was found near Carmichael Street bleeding profusely from several stab wounds about her body.
Skeete, a 31-year-old mother of four, died at the GPHC while receiving treatment.
An investigation was launched and the accused was arrested. Under caution, he reportedly admitted to the offense, and his car was discovered on Saturday with the passenger seat replaced, supposedly to conceal the evidence of the crime.
The Prosecutor requested two weeks to complete the investigation which was granted. Sims was remanded to prison and will return to Court on January 10.