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“Anti-man” and “sexy” led to murder outside Baroombar

The killing of a man outside a Brazilian strip club might have been sparked off when he hurled a gay label at his assailant who had objected to him calling his girlfriend “sexy”, a court was told Friday.

34-year old Kurt Clarke of 1159 Pigeon Place, South Ruimveldt, Georgetown was not required to plea to the indictable charge of murder. He is accused of murdering Jamal “Gaga” Fernandes on September 4 outside Baroombar, a Brazilian strip club on North Road.

Chief Magistrate, Priya Sewnarine-Beharry remanded Clarke to custody until September 20.

Police Prosecutor, Bharat Mangru told the court that Fernandes was standing outside Baroombar in the company of two female friends. Clarke called one of the women “sexy” and Fernandes became annoyed and told the murder-accused that he was an “anti-man” (gay).

Clarke, a taxi driver, exited his car and allegedly stabbed Fernandes with a knife. He was pronounced dead on arrival at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC).