East La Penitence men remanded for Money Changer murder

Kerwin DaSantos called ‘Buffy’ (left) and George Hope called ‘Gregory’.

Two Freeman Street, East La Penitence residents were on Tuesday charged for the murder of America Street money changer, Shawn Nurse known as ‘Fabulous’, who was gunned down in Georgetown two Sundays ago.

Kerwin DaSantos called ‘Buffy’ and George Hope called ‘Gregory’ both 24-year-old, appeared before Magistrate Judy Latchman at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday and were not required to plea to the indictable charge which alleged that on February 4 at America Street the duo murdered 47-year-old Nurse during the course of a robbery.

The unrepresented men were remanded to prison until February 21.

On Sunday, February 4 Nurse was shot in the head after he refused to comply with the suspect’s demand that he turn over whatever cash he had on his person .   Reports are that after Nurse was shot to his face and robber made good his escape.

The police were able to make arrest after  reviewing CCTV footage from surrounding buildings.  Just last year, Nurse was robbed but was later able to identify two of the persons who allegedly committed the offence.