Drinking spree murder lands porter in jail

A man who allegedly killed his drinking buddy during an argument over who should have the last shot of vodka was on Wednesday remanded to prison when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.
Callis Rodrigues, a porter, appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.
The charge stated that on August 17, 2019, at Kumaka Water Front, North West District, Region One (Barima-Waini), the 20-year-old murdered Oswald Henry.
According to the prosecution’s case, at about 21:30h, the men were imbibing at a shop when they began to argue over who should take the last shot of vodka in the bottle.
It was reported that Henry allegedly held on to the bottle and Rodrigues became annoyed, picked up a piece of wood, and reportedly dealt Henry several lashes about his body.
The injured man fell unconscious and was rushed to the Kumaka District Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
The matter was then reported, an investigation was carried out, and Rodrigues was arrested.
Rodrigues was remanded to prison and the case will call again at the Aquero Magistrate’s Court on September 30, 2019.