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Duo charged with murder of Dr. Colin Roach

Last Updated on Tuesday, 9 November 2021, 11:42 by Denis Chabrol

Hilton Franklin                     Lenrick Byass

Two persons have been jointly charged today in relation to the alleged murder committed on Dr. Colin Roach earlier this month, police said.

They are 19-year old Hilton Oliver Franklin and 18-year old Lenrick Byass.

Police alleged that they murdered Dr Roach on the 2nd November, 2021 at his International Medical Clinic at 111 Duke Street, Kingston “in the course or furtherance of a robbery.”

Byass and Franklin appeared at the Georgetown Magistrate before Chief Magistrate Ms. Ann McClennan where the indictable charge was read to both of them. They were not required to plead and were both remanded to prison until 30th November, 2021 for report.

Dr Colin Roach

Byass and Franklin were both arrested by the Police on November 5th, 2021. Police said Byass is an unemployed 18-year-old man of Lot 282 Good Intent Village, West Bank Demerara. Franklin is a 19-year-old taxi driver of Lot 27 Best Village, West Coast Demerara.

Dr. Roach was a highly recognised doctor and microbiologist whose services were provided to the United States Embassy for would-be permanent residents to undergo medical examination.