The trial of Timothy McKenzie, a Kitty, Georgetown youth accused of killing another man at the Stabroek Market in Georgetown when he was 21, commenced on Thursday in the Demerara High Court of presiding Justice Sandil Kissoon.
McKenzie is alleged to have murdered Richard Noel, called “Nippo”, on June 4, 2018. He has pleaded not guilty to a charge for the capital offence of murder, and is being represented by defence counsel Ronald Daniels, while State Counsel Muntaz Ali is leading the prosecution’s case.
Police reports indicate that the murder reportedly stemmed from an old grievance between the two men, allegedly involving the sister of Noel, whom McKenzie had reportedly hit, and that had resulted in a fight between the two men. However, on the day of the murder, the men had reportedly crossed paths, and McKenzie had been heard asking Noel if he “wanted a problem.”
It has been reported that Noel had walked away, and McKenzie, aggravated, allegedly went after him and stabbed him twice in his chest. After Noel had fallen, McKenzie had reportedly stomped him on his chest.
Noel had been rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries one day later. (G1)