16-year-old among 2 remanded for NWD teen’s murder
Two persons, including a juvenile, were on Monday remanded to prison for the murder of 18-year-old Jude Christino, who was chased and stabbed to death last Wednesday, following an argument at Kumaka Water Front, Mabaruma, North West District (NWD).
Charged are a 16-year-old boy and Wayne Da Silva Called “Monkey Man” of Hobo Hill, NWD.
They appeared before Magistrate Sunil Scarce at the Mabaruma Magistrate’s Court.
They were not required to plead to the indictable charge, which stated that they murdered Christino on August 3. The accused teen, who was represented by defence counsel Bernard Da Silva, was remanded to a juvenile holding centre while his co-accused was remanded to prison.
Attorney DaSilva has asked for his client to undergo a psychological evaluation.
Police have said that on the day in question, at about 02:00h, Christino and two males were engaged in a heated argument. In an attempt to escape the two men, Christino ran away, but the suspects pursued him. Christino was reportedly cornered, and the two men started to beat him.
An eyewitness told Police that one of the men pulled out a knife and stabbed the teen to his neck, causing him to collapse, before fleeing the scene. Police later arrived at the scene and escorted Christino to the Mabaruma Regional Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
Following investigations, the juvenile and Wayne Da Silva were arrested and prosecuted. (G1)