Melanie youth charged for ‘Hassa’ murder

DEAD: David Gentle, called ‘Hassa’

A 19-year-old labourer was, on Tuesday arraigned for the murder of Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC) employee David Gentle called “Hassa,” who was chopped in the head and left to die in a bushy area at Haslington North, East Coast Demerara (ECD).
Roland Abrams of Melanie Damishana,, ECD, appeared before Magistrate Fabayo Azore at the Cove and John Magistrates’ Court and was not required to plead to the charge, which alleged that on September 2, 2019, at Haslington North, East Coast Demerara, he murdered Gentle, 58, of Trotman Street, Golden Grove, ECD.

The teen was remanded to prison until October 22, 2019.

According to reports, Gentle was found lying motionless with wounds about his body on a grass parapet at Haslington North; an emergency medical technician (EMT) pronounced him dead after examining his body. He was last seen at a Karaoke at Nabaclis, a nearby ECD village.