Fisherman remanded for killing friend

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By Royan Abrams

A Corentyne fisherman was on Monday remanded to prison for killing his friend, 25-year-old Ravi Kumar Sharma on November 29, 2016.

The accused appeared at the Whim Magistrates Court to answer a murder charge on Monday, December 5, 2016.

28-year-old Henry Trim of #60 Village Corentyne was not required to plea to the charge when it was read to him by Magistrate Charles Artiga.

The court heard that the lifeless body of the labourer was discovered laying in a pool of blood beneath his home at about 6:00hrs on the day in question.The discovery was made by his mother.

News Room had reported that the deceased resides with his mother who had left home on Monday November 28, 2016, to visit a friend where she spend the night leaving her son consuming alcohol with the friend at their home at #60 Village Corentyne.

The suspect who had turned himself into police at the #51 police station told officers that he went to the deceased house and later they had an exchange of words which escalated into a heated argument, during which he was struck to his head and in retaliation he picked up a cutlass and severely broad-sided the deceased. However, the following day Sharma was found with several chop wounds about his body before he was picked up by the police and taken to the Skeldon Hospital where he was pronounced on arrival.

Trim was refused bail and will appear in court on February 24, 2017.

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