‘Old clothes’ remanded on attempted murder charge

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Cleon Webster

ACTING Chief Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus, on Thursday, January 23, 2020, remanded a 58-year-old vendor to prison, on an attempted murder charge.

Donald Modeste, called ‘old clothes’, of Arau, appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court and was not required to plead to the charge.

Particulars of the charge stated that, on January 9, 2020, at Arau Mountain Top, with intent to commit murder, he wounded Ryan Burrowes.

Modeste told the court that he served four years, on a narcotic charge, some years ago.
Police prosecutor objected to bail being granted to Modeste based on the nature of the offence and the penalty attached. The prosecutor told the court that, on the day in question, the men were drinking high wine at a bar.

When Modeste accused Burrowes of not paying for two bottles of high wine, an argument arose and Modeste picked up a broken bottle and dealt Burrowes several stabs about his body.

Burrowes was picked up and rushed to the hospital where he remains a patient. The matter was reported, an investigation was launched, and Modeste was arrested and charged.
Magistrate Isaacs-Marcus remanded Modeste to prison and adjourned the matter until January 27, 2020, when he will appear before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.