Father, son charged with murder of Vendor

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A father and his son were today charged with the murder of a 22-year-old vendor, who was stabbed to death during a fight at Stabroek Market, Georgetown.

Timothy McKenzie, a 21-year-old minibus conductor and his father, James McKenzie both of Public Road, Kitty appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court.

The duo was not required to plea to the indictable charge which alleged that on June 4 at Stabroek Market, they murdered Richard Noel of William Street, Kitty, Georgetown.

Richard Noel

Attorney-at-law Stanly Moore represented the men who were remanded to prison until June 29.

News Room had reported that the Timothy had assaulted Noel’s sister, which led to a heated argument, during which Timothy was allegedly given a knife by his father to stab the young man to the left side of his chest.

Noel collapsed and was taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital C in an unconscious state where he later succumbed to his injuries.

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