Moneychanger’s murder: 4 witnesses testify so far in trial

Four witnesses have testified so far in Kerwin Dos Santos and George Hope’s murder trial over the death of Water Street, Georgetown moneychanger, Sean Nurse, called “Fabulous”.

Dead: Sean Nurse

Their trial is progressing before Justice Simone Morris-Ramlall and a mixed 12-member jury at the High Court in Demerara. They have been jointly indicted for the capital offence of murder.
The indictment states that on February 4, 2018, in the county of Demerara, they murdered Nurse during the course or furtherance of a robbery. Dos Santos and Hope, both 26, of Freeman Street La Penitence, Georgetown, have pleaded not guilty.
The defence lawyers are from the law firm Hughes, Fields, and Stoby.

Murder accused: Kerwin Dos Santos

Attorneys-at-Law Marisa Edwards, Tanesha Saigon, Abiola Lowe, and Delon Fraser are the prosecutors and they have so far called four witnesses.

Nurse, a well-known moneychanger and father of three, of Lot 33 Shopping Plaza, South Ruimveldt, Georgetown, was sitting in a chair at the corner of Avenue of the Republic and America Street in Georgetown when he was approached by a man armed with a handgun.

Murder accused: George Hope

The man demanded that Nurse hand over a bag containing an undisclosed sum of local and foreign currencies. Nurse, 47, resisted, and in retaliation, the bandit pulled the trigger, shooting him once in his head. He collapsed, and died almost immediately. The alleged culprit then escaped on foot, north on Avenue of the Republic and then east into Charlotte Street.

Police Headquarters had said that a 9mm spent shell was found at the scene, and that several persons were questioned as to the description of the shooter. Reports stated that the man who shot and killed Nurse was clad in a red hoodie and a pair of brown trousers. (G1)