Albouystown resident remanded on capital charge

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Murder accused, Steve Allicock

THIRTY-two–year-old Steve Allicock of Albouystown was on Friday remanded to prison by Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry for the 2009 murder of Wendell Tappin, 23, of 88 James Street, Albouystown, Georgetown.

The deceased, Wendell Tappin
The deceased, Wendell Tappin

The accused was not required to plead to the indictable charge, which read that on December 31, 2009 at Albouystown, he murdered Wendell Tappin. Allicock appeared in Court One and sat quietly as the charge was read to him.
The matter was transferred before Magistrate Ann McLennan for commencement of the Preliminary Inquiry (PI) on June 17.
According to reports,on December 31, 2009 about 16:00hrs at Hill Street, Albouystown, Tappin was involved in an argument over a cellphone with another man who inflicted stab wounds to his chest and escaped. He was taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

Allicock’s father, Leonardo Allicock, and his uncle Randolph Allicock, were also charged with Tappin’s murder. However, Leonardo Allicock was freed from the murder charge before Justice Diana Insanally on September 16, 2014, after a mixed jury returned a unanimous verdict of not guilty.