Porter arraigned for murdering friend over old grievance

first_imgA 21-year-old man was on Tuesday remanded to prison by Acting Chief Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus for killing a friend as revenge over an old grievance.Clayton AllenClayton Allen appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts and was not required to plead to the charge which stated that on May 30, 2019, at Kamarang Landing, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni), he murdered Godrell Joseph.Police Prosecutor Shellon Daniels told the court that on the day in question, the two men were seen consuming alcohol at a bar.However, after some time, Allen reportedly went outside, waited for Joseph and confronted him about an old grievance. This led to an argument.The suspect was under the influence when he sought out his revenge.It was at this time that the accused broke a beer bottle and stabbed the deceased to his neck. The injured Joseph was rushed to the nearest health centre where he succumbed to his injuries while receiving medical attention.It was reported that Joseph had allegedly cut the accused across his face two years ago.A police report was made and the accused was arrested. He later confessed to the heinous crime during a police investigation.The matter was transferred to the Kamarang Magistrate’s Court for June 17, 2019.last_img read more