Man remanded for killing teen

Corentyne early-morning brawl

A Corentyne resident was on Wednesday remanded to prison for stabbing a teenager in his neck, which resulted in his death.
Ivor Thom, 44, of lot 16 Williamsburg, Corentyne, Beribce, told Magistrate Renita Singh, “okay” when she informed him that he was remanded until September 12.

Remanded: Ivor Thom

Thom appeared at the Reliance Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday arraigned for the murder of 19-year-old Vishram Mohabir, called “Ajai”, of Lot 258 Williamsburg, Corentyne.
It is alleged that Thom stabbed Mohabir in the wee hours of Monday morning at Williamsburg, resulting in his death. He was not required to plea to the indictable charge when it was read to him.
The defendant had previously been before the court on charges of trafficking in narcotics, assault and wounding. At the Reliance court, Thom who was unrepresented, stood emotionless as the charge was read to him.
It had been reported that the murder accused and the deceased were at a back-to-school fete held at a car wash. The two were not there together. The now dead teenager had gone there with his younger brother.
The Police said they had ordered that the music be turned off at around 03:00h and their action had allegedly drawn rebuke from a group of individuals, of which the accused was a part.
The group re-converged and Mohabir’s younger brother was passing when the accused confronted him. At that point, the older brother stepped in to separate the two, and the accused whipped out a knife and stabbed him in the neck, before inflicting injury on the hands of the 16-year-old.
The deceased is said to have been the breadwinner for his mother and siblings. (Andrew Carmichael)