UPDATE: Berbice man charged for murdering Baramita teen

Wickroy Mitchell called “Shatta” of Number 53 Village, Corentyne, Berbice was charged for the murder of a 16-year-old teenager of Baramita, North West District, Region One (Barima – Waini).

The 38-year-old man was not required to plea to the charge and was remanded to prison until February 02, 2021.

Wickroy Mitchell

Police say that the murder was committed between November 14 and 15 at Coanna Backdam Five Star, North West District. Mitchell appeared at the Port Kaituma Police Station where the charge of murder contrary to common law was read to him via zoom.

At around 12:00hrs on Saturday, November 14, the teenager and her mother had gone to a shop in the area where they purchased alcohol and began consuming the beverage in the company of some men.

Some three hours later, the mother and her daughter, who were said to be intoxicated, purchased more alcohol and some rice; they then left in the company of one of the men and went home.

The shop owner told investigators that sometime later, the mother returned to the shop alone and spent some time there.

The next day, at around 07:30hrs, the motionless body of the teenager was found behind their house.

Reports indicate that the postmortem showed that the young girl was strangled.