Man charged with attempted murder, discharging firearm

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Deon Duncan

CHIEF Magistrate Ann McLennan on Wednesday remanded a former murder accused to prison after he made his appearance at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court charged with attempted murder and discharging a loaded firearm.

Twenty-seven-year old Deon Duncan called “Whistle” of Willianstad Street, Festival City, Georgetown, was not allowed to plead to the allegation, which stated that on September 26, 2016 at Oronoque and Forshaw Streets, Georgetown, he discharged a loaded firearm towards Geoffrey Farrell in an attempt to murder Farrell.

It is also alleged that on January 8, 2017 at Main Street, Georgetown, he discharged a loaded firearm with intent to maim, disfigure or to cause grievous bodily harm towards Seon Need.

Attorney-at-Law, Mark Waldron, who represented Duncan, stated that his client was indicted for the murder of Intaz Roopnarine at Cool Square last year before Justice Priya Sewnarine Beharry. Duncan was found not guilty by a jury and he was freed of that murder charge.

According to the lawyer, since his client was released, the investigating ranks of ‘A’ Division have since attempted to pin multiple offenses on his client, from jay-walking to the present charges.

“This is an intention to incarcerate this young man,” Waldron told the court. Waldron requested that his client receive an early trial date.

Police Prosecutor Deniro Jones said the file for discharging a loaded firearm is completed, but the attempted murder file is awaiting further statements.

Both matters were adjourned until February 27, 2017. Duncan will return before the Chief Magistrate for the attempted murder matter and he will make his appearance before City Magistrate Leron Daly, for the charge of discharging a loaded firearm.