MAGISTRATE Faith McGusty, on Thursday, December 5, 2019, remanded a 26-year-old farmer to prison on a murder charge.
Marcus Jacquin of Mabaruma appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court and was not required to plead to the charge, when it was read to him.
Particulars of the charge stated that, on November 30, 2019, at Kumaka Waterfront at Mabaruma, North West District, he murdered Cleveland James.
According to information, Jacquin and James were known to each other and, on the day in question, around 20:00 hours, James was sitting at a boat landing in the company of his reputed wife and three-year-old daughter when they heard Jacquin coming out of his yard cursing.
Jacquin then threw a beer bottle in the direction of James and his family and an argument started. James and his wife decided to walk away when Jacquin pushed James in his back twice and an argument ensued. Jacquin then picked up a wood and dealt James a lash to his neck.
James was picked up and taken to the Mabaruma Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. An investigation was launched and Jacquin was arrested and later charged.
Magistrate McGusty remanded Jacquin to prison and transferred the matter to the Mabaruma Magistrate Court for hearing on February 18, 2020.