A 16-year-old allegedly confessed on Sunday to the murder of James Stuart, whose body was discovered along the road near his Lot 101 Unity Street, La Grange, West Bank Demerara (WBD) home.
According to a reliable source, the teenager, who also resided in the community, confessed to the crime.
INews was unable to ascertain the motive behind the killing. The teenager will be appearing at the Vreed-en-Hoop Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday.
Stuart, also known as “Goobie”, was reportedly drinking at “Ann Jones’ shop” on the night he was killed. He vanished just after midnight.
Brother of the deceased, Lloyd Richards, related that he was surprised by his friends, when on his way to the market, he was asked if he had seen Stuart.
The man’s body was later found after sunrise. Reports indicated that robbery might have been the motive behind the murder. Relatives had also observed that Stuart was beaten severely, which was confirmed by an autopsy.
The autopsy revealed that the man died from haemorrhaging and injuries to the head. Reports also indicated that his eye was reportedly protruding from his head.