15 year old charged with murder of Corentyne taxi driver

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The 15-year-old school drop out who was arrested for stabbing a Corentyne taxi driver has been remanded to prison when he appeared in the Whim Magistrates on Monday, July 10, 2017.

The 15-year-old was not required to plead to the charge when it was read to him by Magistrate Charlyn Artiga.

The court heard that on Wednesday, July 05, 2017 at Crabwood Creek public road, the teen murdered 37-year-old Deonarine Lalljit of #72 Village, Corentyne, Berbice.

Laljit and the car in which he was allegedly stabbed

The News Room understands that the deceased picked up the suspect within the vicinity of #63 Village on the Corentyne to drop him off at Baul Street, Line Path, Corriverton.

However, as the teen approached his destination, he allegedly whisked out a knife and dealt Lalljit a stab wound to the neck. It was later disclosed that the deceased would constantly taunt the teen about his sister’s marital issues.

It was later disclosed by the father of the teen that the deceased would constantly taunt the teen about his sister’s marital issues.

When the News Room arrived on the scene, blood stains were visible on the public road and the motor car. The motorcar was taken to the Springlands Police Station along with the 15-year-old suspect who was cornered in an abandoned house in Line Path Corriverton.

Laljit was pronounced dead on arrival at the Skeldon Public Hospital.

The teen will return to the Springlands magistrates court on July 20, 2017.

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