Murder accused deemed fit to stand trial

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Shamar Harvey

…following psychiatric evaluation

AFTER being on remand for the past two months for the murder of an 18-year-old footballer, Shamar Harvey, was recently deemed fit to stand trial following a psychiatric evaluation.

Harvey, 21 of King Edward Street, Albouystown, was charged for the murder of Christopher Mansfield also known as “Gully Bop”, at Cooper Street Albouystown on March 31, 2019.
During his second arraignment, Harvey’s attorney, Ashley Henry, had told the court that her client was a patient at the Berbice psychiatric hospital and was released days before Mansfield’s’ murder.

The attorney requested that a psychiatric evaluation be done on Harvey. The request was granted by Chief Magistrate, Ann McLennan.

Recently, the psychiatric report done by Dr. Bhairo Harry deemed Harvey mentally fit to stand trial.

When the matter was recalled on Friday, June 21, 2019, the Chief Magistrate set July 9, 2019, for the commencement of the Preliminary Inquiry (PI) into the murder of Mansfield.
The matter is prosecuted by Inspector Neville Jeffers and a total of 16 witnesses are expected to be called.

According to police reports, the victim and the accused had a misunderstanding in the area on the day in question. As a result, Harvey and another male pursued the victim and shot him while he was on his way to play football. The victim sustained severe injuries which led to his demise.

Investigations were further carried out which led to the arrest of Harvey.