A 22-year-old miner of Diamond Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara (EBD), who evaded Police for more than a year in connection with the 2017 murder of a French Guiana national on Wednesday appeared in court where he was arraigned for murder.
Wayne Chester, also called “Sharky”, stood before Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts after he was charged for killing 42-year-old Purcell Moore on December 20, 2017 at Old Road, Craig, EBD, during
the course of a robbery.
The accused was not required to plead, and was remanded to prison. The case will continue on January 25, 2019. Meanwhile, Chester faced other charges, which were read to him by Magistrate Faith McGusty.
The first of these charges stated that on January 6, 2019 at Lot 1 Conciliation Drive, Tucville, Georgetown, while being in the company of others and armed with a gun, he robbed Quett Cromwell of a quantity of jewellery and cash, valued in total $512,600.
Another charge read that Chester unlawfully and maliciously damaged one front windscreen and a front bumper both valued at $85,000, property of Cromwell.
The defendant also faced another charge of discharging a loaded firearm at Cromwell with intent to maim, disfigure, disable or cause grievous bodily harm. Additionally, he was charged for having an unlicensed .32 pistol along with one .32 spent shell without being the licensed firearm holder at the time.
Chester denied the charges after they were read to him by Magistrate McGusty. He was remanded to prison.