Mason charged for murder of taxi driver

first_imgA mason was on Tuesday charged for the murder of a taxi driver who was stabbed to death while plying his trade in Mocha Arcadia, East Bank Demerara (EBD).Forty-eight-year-old Kwayana Fernandes of Lot 475 Cemetery Road, Mocha Arcadia, EBD, appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Kwayana FernandesFernandes was required to plead to the indictable charge which alleged that on August 6 last, at Mocha Arcadia, EBD, he murdered Owayne Lynch.It was reported that on the day in question, Lynch picked up Fernandes in Sophia, Greater Georgetown, who requested to be taken to Mocha.According to reports, at around 21:45h, the taxi driver and the passenger got into an argument over payment and it was at this time that Fernandes pulled out an icepick from his pocket and dealt Lynch several stabs about his body.Lynch was later seen lying motionless on Cemetery Road, Mocha. His body bore multiple wounds and an ice pick was found close by.He was picked up and rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) where he was pronounced dead on arrival. Lynch, of Stevedore Housing Scheme, Georgetown, was employed at Swift Cabs, located at Dennis Street, Sophia.Fernandes was remanded to prison until August 27, 2019.last_img read more

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Accused serial robber remanded to prison

first_imgCarlton Bourne, a 24-year-old man who is accused of four armed robberies, along with discharging a firearm at one of the victims was on Monday charged for the offences when he made his court appearance before Magistrate Leron Daly in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.The first charge stated that on July 26, 2019, at Norton Street, Lodge, while being in the company of others and armed with a knife, he robbed John Nedd of two phones and other items valued at $314,000.The second charge stated that on July 23, at Norton Street, Lodge, Georgetown, while being armed with a gun, he robbed Nicholas Jones of a phone valued at $55,000, a ring valued at $100,000, and other items valued at $189,000. Additionally, it is alleged that on August 13, at Middle Road, La Penitence, he discharged a firearm at Sherryann Persaud with intent to maim, disfigure, disable or cause her grievous bodily harm. Another charge stated that on August 13, at Middle Road, La Penitence, while being armed with a gun, he robbed Sherryann Persaud of two phones valued at $343,000. The final charge stated that on August 2, at Lodge, Georgetown, while being armed with a gun, he robbed Jomo Paul of a chain valued at $250,000 and $220,000 in cash.Police Prosecutor Adduni Inniss objected to bail being granted to the defendant on the grounds of the serious nature of the offences and the penalty the charge attracts. The prosecutor also highlighted the fact that Bourne has similar offences before the court.Magistrate Daly, after listening to the facts, remanded Bourne to prison. The case will continue on September 23, 2019.last_img read more

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