Pork knocker charged with mur­der­ing brother-in-law

Stabroek News - - REGIONAL NEWS -

Pork knocker Anthony King, who po­lice say blud­geoned and chopped his brother-in-law to death at the start of the week, was yes­ter­day re­manded to prison on a mur­der charge.

King, 25, of Lot 40 Princes Street, Lodge, stood in the court­room of Prin­ci­pal Mag­is­trate Judy Latch­man, who read the charge to him.

It is al­leged that on November 5th, at Golden Grove Hous­ing Scheme, East Bank De­mer­ara, King mur­dered Justin Peterkin.

King was not re­quired to plead to the in­dictable charge.

Mag­is­trate Latch­man sub­se­quently re­manded the ac­cused to prison and ad­journed the mat­ter un­til November 23rd, when it is ex­pected to be heard be­fore the Chief Mag­is­trate.

Peterkin, 39, of Par­adise, East Coast De­mer­ara, was a fa­ther of two.

The at­tack oc­curred around 8.30 am, when po­lice say Peterkin, who was an elec­tri­cian, and King were vis­it­ing the fam­ily home of Peterkin’s wife, Cassandra King, lo­cated at 1323 Sec­tion ‘C’ Block ‘Y’ Golden Grove.

Po­lice said in a state­ment that their in­ves­ti­ga­tions re­vealed that Peterkin and the sus­pect vis­ited the Golden Grove prop­erty and soon af­ter the owner and daugh­ter left for work. An eye­wit­ness sub­se­quently saw the sus­pect chop­ping his in-law in the yard, po­lice added.

Stabroek News learnt that Peterkin was first at­tacked with a ham­mer and af­ter fall­ing un­con­scious, the sus­pect used a chop­per to in­flict wounds to his body. From all in­di­ca­tions, Peterkin was at­tacked at the en­trance of the home. His body was found in a pool of blood.

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