Ship labourer re­manded over at­tempted mur­der

Stabroek News - - LETTERS -

An al­co­hol-in­fused ar­gu­ment and fight has left one man in the hos­pi­tal fight­ing for his life, and an­other charged with at­tempted mur­der.

Thirty-five-year-old Jer­maine Mc Don­ald is ac­cused of wound­ing Mario Gomes, on Oc­to­ber 8, at Ku­maka Wa­ter­front, Mabaruma, with in­tent to mur­der him.

Mc Don­ald, a labourer on a ship, was not re­quired to plead to the charge.

Po­lice Pros­e­cu­tor Arvin Moore told the court that the com­plainant is in a crit­i­cal con­di­tion at the Ge­orge­town Pub­lic Hos­pi­tal (GPH). He added that on the day in ques­tion, the two were con­sum­ing al­co­hol when an ar­gu­ment de­vel­oped, caus­ing the ac­cused to arm him­self with a bot­tle and lash the com­plainant to the left side of his head. As a re­sult of the hit he suf­fered, Gomes, fell un­con­scious and was rushed to the Mabaruma Regional Hos­pi­tal and later taken to GPH for surgery.

The pros­e­cu­tor then ob­jected to bail be­ing granted, cit­ing the fact that the ac­cused works on a ship which is fre­quently in and out of Guyana.

McDon­ald’s at­tor­ney told the court that her client ought to be granted bail given the fact that he has two young chil­dren and that he would present him­self to court when­ever his mat­ter is called.

Chief Mag­is­trate Ann McLen­nan sub­se­quently re­manded the ac­cused and ad­journed the mat­ter to Novem­ber 21, at the Mabaruma Mag­is­trate’s Court.

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