Accomplice in cheese vendor’s murder remanded

January 12, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgA 20-year-old Stabroek Market vendor of D’Urban Street, Lodge, Georgetown, was on Friday brought before the courts where he faced a murder charge in connection with the shooting death of a Bourda Market cheese vendor.Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan read the charge to Nya John, which stated that on August 15, 2018 at Robb Street, Bourda, Georgetown, he murdered Troy Ramalho.John was represented by Attorney George Thomas. The case will continue on January 18, 2019.John’s two alleged accomplices – Akeem Morris and George Paton – were also charged for the murder of Ramalho.According to Police, on the day of the incident, the now dead man had already packed up his stall and was awaiting transportation to take him home. However, he was confronted by three gun-toting bandits, who held him at gunpoint and demanded that he hand over cash and other valuables.Ramalho allegedly refused to comply with the bandits’ demands, and one of the armed men discharged a round that hit the vendor to his chest.As he fell to the ground, the two other men relieved him of his valuables and made good their escape. It was reported that the incident happened in plain sight of two on-duty City Constables.The deceased was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Cooperation where he died while receiving medical attention.last_img read more