EAST La Penitence resident, Allistair Naughton, who allegedly shot and killed a Trans Guyana employee moments after robbing him, was, on Wednesday, remanded to prison by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan when he made an appearance at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court.
Naughton, called “Foots” and “Markey”, was not required to plead to the indictable charge.
It is alleged that on May 28, 2021, at Camp Street, Georgetown, while being in company of another, he murdered Ronald Omar Smith in the course or furtherance of a robbery.
According to reports, Smith and his fiancée were standing on the western side of Camp Street when two men on a motorcycle confronted them. The pillion rider, said to be Naughton, approached Smith and relieved him of the cash he had in his possession. Before making good their escape, they shot Smith.
An investigation subsequently led to the arrest of Naughton. He was later charged.
The matter was adjourned until July 6, 2021.