Mother, son charged for murder of labourer

A mother and her son, who are accused of killing a Festival City, Georgetown labourer, were on Monday slapped with a joint murder charge and remanded to prison.
Alicia Edmonson, and her son, Malachi Kennedy, both resident of Lot 3 Perry Street, Tucville, Georgetown were charged for the murder of 36-year-old, Amaiziah Hohenkirk, a labourer of Lot 1308 Unity Place, Festival City, Georgetown.
The 42-year-old woman and her 22-year-old son, appeared at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court and were not required to plea to the murder charge.

Dead: Amaiziah Hohenkirk

It is alleged that on April 11 at about 23:15h, Edmonson and one of her other sons, who is a friend of Hohenkirk had a misunderstanding over a speaker box that was damaged.

Mother, Alicia Edmonson

Reports are that on April 12 at about 06:50h, Edmonson allegedly informed her younger son, Kennedy, that her older son had abused her. At 07:00h went searching of his older brother but instead encountered Hohenkirk and one of his friends. During that encounter, an argument broke out among them, and the group ended up at the woman’s residence, where the victim’s friend allegedly hit her with a hockey stick.

Son, Malachi Kennedy

In retaliation, the woman armed herself with a knife and allegedly stabbed Hohenkirk once in the abdomen and once on each of his wrists. The injured man and his friend managed to flee the scene, and proceeded to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where Hohenkirk died while receiving medical attention.
Both Edmonson and Kennedy were remanded to prison and the case will continue on May 7.