Youth accused of murdering colleague in row over cigarettes remanded

Accused: Matthew Parks

Matthew Parks, 20, of East La Penitence, Georgetown was on Wednesday morning arraigned before the Chief Magistrate, charged with the stabbing death of Roger Allen following an alleged row over cigarettes.

The man who was not allowed to plea to the indictable offence and who was not represented by an Attorney was remanded to prison.

He is expected to make his next Court appearance on October 10, 2018.

INews previously reported that 22-year-old Allen, a Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) employee, was killed when he allegedly attacked the defendant at his place of work on Durban and Chapel Streets, Georgetown.

Allen had reportedly visited a mini mart where the Parks worked and the two had an argument over cigarettes.

Following the argument however, Allen allegedly left and returned to the mini mart at around 05:00h armed with a knife and a piece of wood.

He reportedly attacked the suspect who fought with him managing to disarm him of the knife.

The man then allegedly proceeded to stab Allen to his body but before doing so he also received a blow to his body.

Both men fell to the ground but were picked up and rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) where Allen succumbed to his injuries.


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