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Guyana: Miner charged with murder

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Paul Charles was remanded to prison until February 21

(NEWS ROOM) — A 33-year-old miner was on Monday remanded to prison by the Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan for the capital offence of murder.

Paul Charles of Foulmouth Village, Essequibo River was not required to plead to the charge which alleged that on February 7, 2019, at Foulmouth Village, he murdered Cedric James, 32.

He was remanded until February 21 and the matter was transferred to the Bartica Magistrate’s Court.

According to reports, James wasallegedly stabbed to death by Charles during an argument over an incident that occurred in 2009.

The News Room had earlier reported that James and Charles were imbibing at the landing when he stabbed him in the neck with a knife and fled the scene.

James was taken to the Bartica Regional Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival and Charles was later arrested by the police.

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