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A 14-year-old teen who allegedly murdered his friend at Matthews Ridge, North West District, Region One (Barima-Waini) was on Tuesday charged and appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.
The teen stood before Magistrate Faith McGusty and was not required to plead to the indictable charge which stated that on June 27, 2019 at Matthews Ridge, he murdered Joseph Bumbury. The matter was held in-camera.
Reports are Bumbury and his cousin were reportedly imbibing alcohol in a shop at Flat, Matthews Ridge when they were approached by the 14-year-old. It is alleged that the accused immediately attacked Bumbury and dealt him several punches about his body. Seeing this, his cousin intervened, but was also attacked by the suspect with a knife.
The teen suspect reportedly whipped out a knife from his waist and stabbed the cousin to his hand which caused him to retreat. According to reports, the suspect continued his attack on the now dead teenager by stabbing him several times to his chest and hand. After committing the act, he escaped.
The teen was rushed to the Matthews Ridge Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
Detectives then visited the home of the accused and took him into custody. Guyana Times was told that it was during interrogation, the teen reportedly confessed to the killing his friend and led detectives to the murder weapon.
The case will continue today before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.