Security Guard remanded for murder of Waitress


Odit Thom, a 38-year-old Security Guard, of No. 4 Village, West Coast Berbice (WCB), appeared at the Fort Wellington Magistrate’s Court Thursday morning, charged with the murder of 22-year-old Marissa Fraser.

Thom was not required to plead to the indictable charge when he appeared before Magistrate Rhandel Weaver, who ordered that he undergo a psychiatric evaluation.

He was remanded to prison until January 24, 2018.

Fraser’s half-naked body was found floating in a trench at Number 5 Village, WCB at around 6:30hrs on Monday, December 04 by a cane-cutter. Her body bore several stab wounds, including to the left elbow, her left ear, behind left temple area, on the left side neck, her upper lip, her right side face, three to her abdomen, her left side inner hand, and her left side breast.

Dead: Marissa Rehanna Fraser

The suspected murder weapon – a scissors – was found several feet away in a pool of blood. A post-mortem examination found that she died from Asphyxia and drowning, compounded by multiple incise wounds.

News Room had reported that Thom was among three persons who were arrested and he reportedly confessed to the gruesome crime. Thom reportedly told detectives that he and Fraser shared an intimate relationship and on Sunday night, he saw her imbibing with a male taxi driver at the Ebenezer Hot Spot and Beer Garden at Lot 18 Rosignol Stelling Road, West Bank Berbice where she worked as a waitress.

In admitting to the crime, the suspect allegedly told detectives that he became jealous and stalked her until she was alone. News Room understands that sometime around 1 am on Monday, the suspect saw Fraser and offered her a ride home and she accepted.

However, he demanded that they have sex but she refused during which a scuffle ensued and he stabbed her several times.

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