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BREAKING: Two charged with murder of British teen

Aaron Hing and Staymon George leaving the Georgetown Magistrates' Court on Thursday, January 14, 2016.

Aaron Hing (black  shirt) and Staymon George leaving the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, January 14, 2016.

The two prime suspects in the killing of 18-year old British teen, Dominic Bernard, were late Thursday afternoon charged with murder.

They are Bernard’s god brother, Aaron Hing, and Staymon George of Kildonan Village, Corentyne, Berbice.

City Magistrate, Judy Latchman adjourned the case until Friday, January 15, 2016  at 10 AM when the duo would appear before Chief  Magistrate Ann Mc Lennan for transfer and the fixture of the next date in the Corentyne Magisterial District.

The Guyana Police Force said three other persons would be charged in connection with the alleged murder of Bernard.

Defence Lawyer, Nigel Hughes expressed concern about the likelihood of his clients getting a fair trial because of the disclosure of some aspects of the police probe.

Responding to a request by Hughes for copies of the prosecution’s statements to be handed over to the defence team,  Police Prosecutor Bharat Mangru said that could not be done now because the investigations were incomplete.

Hughes also asked the court to facilitate access to the scientific data that was used for the purpose of the investigation as the defence team would like those to be sent to an independent laboratory.

Bernard’s body was buried in a shallow grave aback Nurney Village, Corentyne.  The film-maker’s camera and other paraphernalia were also buried nearby.

  • SYL

    A need also for national discussion in regards to the crimes that are committed by teenagers and young adults, both of Indian and Negro ethnicity , but in particular Negroes.. This is just as bad as suicide.

    • ChosenNChrist

      What about the Amerindians, Chinese, Portuguese and Europeans? Can’t leave them out. Many youths are today are mixed.

  • ChosenNChrist

    Reason why I cannot be a criminal lawyer. Those two and all involved need to be locked up forever…. no court, no questions asked, absolutely no trial. Not sure how Mr. Hughes can defend the guilty and enjoy a good sleep. The face of Dominic would have made me an emotional wreck.

  • ChosenNChrist

    It’s not the PPP sir, these are the “last days”. The days the followers of Christ talk about. People are just selfish and inhumane. The PPP has nothing to do with how these and other criminals act, although they may use their selfish and inhumane actions to their advantage.