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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