Man charged with murder of GWI employee

Matthew Parks

Twenty-year-old Matthew Parks was on Wednesday charged and remanded to prison for the alleged murder of a Guyana Water Inc. (GWI) employee.

Parks appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan for the capital offence at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court. Particulars of the charge alleged that Parks on September 13, 2018 at D’Urban and Chapel streets, Lodge, allegedly murdered 23-year-old Roger Alleyne.

Parks was remanded to prison until October 10, 2018. Relatives of the deceased who were seated in the court room cried out when the matter was called. Alleyne’s sister, who was also present in court, asked Parks while he was leaving the prisoner’s dock, “Why you killed my brother.” Parks walked away as the woman stood crying.

Roger Alleyne

According to the police, investigations revealed that Parks who lives at Freeman Street, East La Penitence, was on duty at a Mini Mart located at D’Urban and Chapel streets, Lodge, when Alleyne went to the mart to make a purchase.

Police said the two men had an exchange of words due to a misunderstanding and Alleyne subsequently left. Around 17:00hrs that day, as Parks exited his work place, he was confronted by Alleyne who was reportedly armed with a piece of wood and a knife.

According to the police, a scuffle ensued and both men sustained injuries. They were escorted to the Georgetown Public Hospital where Alleyne underwent emergency surgery for two suspected stab wounds. He later succumbed to his injuries.