A 25-year-old mason was, on Monday, remanded to prison for the murder of his brother-in-law, Daniel Boutrin, who was stabbed during an argument over a bicycle.
Martin Blair appeared before Magistrate Roshell Liverpool at the Sparendaam Magistrate’s Court, East Coast Demerara, and was remanded to prison until May 28.
Blair was not required to plead to the charge, which alleged that, on March 15, 2021, at ‘D’ Field Sophia, he murdered Boutrin. The Guyana Chronicle had reported that, on March 15, Boutrin, 23, died at the Georgetown Public Hospital, two days after he was stabbed.
According to the police report, Boutrin and his brother-in-law got into an argument over a bicycle Boutrin borrowed last year and subsequently lost. As the argument escalated, it is alleged that Blair picked up a cutlass while Boutrin armed himself with a knife.
Police said Blair’s parents intervened and asked Boutrin to leave. As he was about to enter a taxi, he was confronted by the suspect, who allegedly stabbed him several times.