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Crime & Punishment For 25th July, 2018

CRIME & PUNISHMENT 25TH JULY, 2018

Shemar Alleyne brings us some of the major cases to appear before the Georgetown High Court today…

Posted by Safetv2 Headline News on Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Today, an EIGHTEEN-year-old horse cart operator was committed to stand trial at the Demerara High Court for the attempted murder of another teen. Ken Das was charged with wounding Anthony Bartholomew on June 9th, with intent to commit murder. According to reports, Bartholomew was standing on Lombard Street when he was confronted by the defendant. An argument began over a cellular phone. This resulted in a fight, during which the Das is alleged to have stabbed the victim several times with an ice pick. He was released on $300,000 bail pending his hearing at the High Court before a judge and jury.

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Allistair Woolford a former GDF rank, was also committed to stand trial at the High Court trial where he claims that his friend Devon Howell’s death was accidental. Woolford is accused of discharging a loaded firearm at Devon Howell an electrician, with the intent to murder him on November 21, 2014, at D’Andrade Street, Kitty, Georgetown. He has since denied the charge of manslaughter. It had been reported back then that the two men had allegedly been taking turns feeling the gun when Howell was shot in the neck. Allistair Woolford is expected back in court on July 30, 2018.

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In the Courtroom of the Chief Magistrate, a 25-year-old Port Kaituma vendor was charged with allegedly raping a 12-year-old girl. Stephan Belle stood calmly as the charge was read to him. He was accused of sexually penetrating the young girl at his home on 14th July. After the girl left the house, she complained to a social worker in the community about what had transpired. Belle was not required to enter a plea. Bail was granted in the sum of $350,000. He will have to return to Court in August.

 

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