“Fifty” slapped with murder charge

first_imgTravis Hazel, popularly known as “Fifty”, who allegedly murdered a Linden resident was on Friday arraigned at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.The 31-year-old of Silver City, Wismar, Linden stood before the Chief Magistrate, Ann McLennan and had the indictable charge read to him. The prosecution is contending that on September 15, 2018 at Co-op Crescent, Mackenzie, he murdered 55-year-old Leron Barron.Hazel, who was unrepresented, was subsequently remanded to prison. The case will continue at the Linden Magistrate’s Court on October 8.Initial investigations revealed that there was an argument between Barron, who was known to do odd jobs around the Mackenzie Market, and the suspect, during which the suspect allegedly armed himself with a piece of wood and dealt the now deceased a severe beating before fleeing the scene. The badly wounded man was later taken to the Linden Hospital Complex where he was pronounced dead on arrival.Meanwhile, Guyana Times was told that persons who witnessed the incident have indicated that the now deceased man had accused the suspect of being involved in the sale of cocaine, and a confrontation ensued. Reports also indicate that the deceased man was also involved in another confrontation with another man on the fateful day as well.A post-mortem examination conducted gave the cause of death as brain haemorrhage due to blunt trauma to the head.last_img

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