Jermaine Maynard was remanded to prison until February 10 when the Preliminary Inquiry would begin to determine whether he should face trial by a judge and jury.
Maynard was not required to plea to the charge which was read to him by Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry. Police said that between December 31, 2013 and January 1, 2014 at Croal Street, Georgetown he murdered 20-year old Carlissa Matthews.
Police Prosecutor, Corporal Bharat Manrgu told the court that Maynard and the deceased had been in a relationship that ended several months ago. The prosecutor related that about 11:50 Old Year’s Night, Matthews was standing by KFC, Stabroek Market area when Maynard shot Matthews to her head. She was pronounced dead about 2:15 New Year’s morning while receiving medical attention at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC).
Maynard, who is represented by Attorney-at-Law, George Thomas, was nabbed on January 2 at Springlands, Corentyne near the back track route from where it was believed he was about to leave Guyana illegally for neighbouring Suriname.