‘Satan’ freed of murder of Ann’s Grove teen
The murder charge against Alvin Reid known as ‘Satan’ was discharged today by Magistrate Peter Hugh.
Reid, 29, of Nimrod Street, Ann’s Grove, East Coast Demerara, was accused of murdering 14-year-old Malika Hamilton, whose lifeless body was fished out from the Hope Canal, East Coast Demerara on August 8, 2016.
During his appearance at the Vigilance Magistrate’s Court today, Magistrate Hugh dismissed the murder charge based on insufficient evidence.
According to reports, the Ann’s Grove teen left her home to go and swim with the accused and a young boy; it was reported she drowned.
A Post Mortem Examination (PME) revealed she died of asphyxiation due to drowning; the PME also found injuries to her throat, indicating that someone had choked her.
When news of the teen’s death broke, Reid had reportedly disappeared from the village, raising suspicions of his involvement. He was charged and remanded on August 23, 2016, after he was found by police hiding in a barrel at a relative’s house near the cemetery at Ann’s Grove.