Thirty-five-year-old Rawle Munroe, a father of one, had his day in court on Wednesday where a charge of murder was read to him.
He appeared at Sparendaam before Magistrate Zamilla Ali. The court heard that on May 26 Munroe and Edward Bevaney were involved in a fight over a bicycle. Both men attacked each other but in the end, Bevaney was killed.
Munroe told the court that he resides at Lot 40 Two Friends, Ann’s Grove, East Coast Demerara. He told the court that he has no children in this country but does have one outside of Guyana. Asked about any previous offences and charges, he confirmed that he was charged with assault and also spent one year in jail. The Police Prosecutor told the court that the probe into the matter is not yet completed as further statements have to be taken and the police need to receive the postmortem report. Magistrate Ali asked the accused about an apparent injury on his hands as she observed it while dealing with the matter. The man responded by informing the court that he sustained that wound and another one to the chest during the altercation with Bevaney.