“Grasie” arraigned for murder of drinking buddy

A fisherman who allegedly stabbed his drinking buddy during an argument was remanded to prison on Friday.
Twenty-year-old Saif Khatoon, also known as “Grasie” of Lot 102 Ocean Garden, Meten-Meer-Zorg, West Coast Demerara (WCD), appeared before Magistrate Zamilla Ali-Seepaul in the Leonora Magistrate’s Court.
He was not required to plead to the indictable charge which alleged that on November 1, 2020, he murdered 20-year-old Keron Williams.
The court heard that on the day in question, the now dead man and several friends were imbibing alcohol when an argument broke out.
During the argument, the now dead man threw a bicycle at the suspect, “Grasie,” and in retaliation, he picked up a knife and dealt Williams several blows to his upper body.
It was reported that after the stabbing incident, the other friends disappeared from the scene, leaving the injured young man on the ground.
He was, however, found by a few other friends who took him to the Leonora Cottage Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries while receiving treatment.
Magistrate Ali-Seepaul, after listening to the facts of the matter, remanded “Grasie” to prison. The case was adjourned until November 17, 2020.