A 41-year-old man was, on Friday, May 29, 2020, arraigned in court for the gruesome murder of his younger brother.
Wensley Williams called ‘Poohbear’of lot 411 Buzzbee Dam, Craig, East Bank Demerara, appeared before Magistrate Sunil Scarce, via Skype, at the Diamond & Grove Magistrate’s Court.
He was not required to plead to the charge which alleged that, between May 21 and 22, 2020, at his home, he murdered 39-year-old Cleveland Hodge.
Williams was remanded to prison until June 24, 2020.
The Guyana Chronicle was made to understand that Williams and Hodge lived at the same address. Williams is said to be mentally ill and a patient of Dr. Bhiro Harry’s psychiatric clinic.
However, on May 21 around 15:10hrs, Hodge saw Williams with a knife in his possession and approached him, in an effort to prevent him from harming himself.
As Hodge got closer, Williams slashed him on both his elbows, as Hodge tried to prevent him from leaving the home.
Williams then slashed Hodge to his left shoulder and under his right arm.
Public-spirited citizens came to Hodge’s assistance and he was rushed to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre (DDC) where he was admitted, treated for his injuries and was sent away around 19:00hrs.
However, while Hodge was home, around midnight he complained of feeling unwell because of the injuries; consequently, he was again taken to the DDC where he was re-admitted and was later transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation where he died at 13:39hrs on May 22.