Fisherman slapped with murder charge

A fisherman on Monday appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts to answer to a murder charge.

Michael Ridley called “Nice Guy”, 36, of Lot 82 Garnett Street, Albouystown, Georgetown, appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan to answer the charge.

According to Police Prosecutor Deneiro Jones, on November 23, 2015 at Albouystown he murdered Troy Brutus.

Reports are that Brutus, 37, of Castello Housing Scheme, Georgetown, was allegedly killed after he reportedly attacked Ridley with a cutlass and a knife.

According to reports, Ridley managed to take away the knife from Brutus and allegedly stabbed him about his body. Brutus was pronounced dead on arrival at the Georgetown Public Hospital.

It is alleged that the duo fought over a woman. Reports indicate that Brutus had a relationship with the woman at the centre of the dispute, but then they broke up and the suspect and the woman started a relationship.

But she alleged that Brutus had suggested that the relationship between him and the woman had never ended.

Ridley was remanded to prison and the case will continue on April 28, 2016.