Attempted murder accused denies charge

Roger Gibbert of Lot 35 South Ruimveldt, Georgetown on Friday vehemently denied before Georgetown Magistrate Leron Daly that, on June 22, 2017, at his residence, he wounded Mortimer Miller with intent to murder him.

Instead, Gibbert explained to the magistrate that he had previously accompanied a woman to file a Police report against Miller, and has since been threatened by the virtual complainant (VC) in this present matter.

Gibbert explained that on the day of the alleged wounding, Miller went to his apartment holding a cutlass in his hand, and he appeared to be wounded. Gibbert said Miller even requested his help, but he refused to assist the man, and this prompted Miller to attack him.

“I disarmed him, and took the cutlass to the station, where I lodged a complaint,” Gibbert detailed. “However, I was arrested and charged with wounding the VC, but I didn’t wound him,” he explained.

The prosecution requested that Gibbert be denied bail, since the VC is still hospitalised. The magistrate upheld this request, and Gibbert was remanded. The case will continue on July 21st.