Two charged with murder of ‘Rasta’
Two men were remanded to prison on Friday for the murder of Bourda Market Vendor, 45-year-old Troy Ramalho, who was gunned down during a robbery.
Akeem Morris, a 23-year-old Pork Knocker of Sandy Bobb Street, Kitty and George Paton, a 34-year-old taxi driver of BB Eccles, East Bank Demerara were jointly charged before Chief Magistrate, Ann McLennan.
The charge read that on August 15 at Robb Street, Bourda they murdered Ramalho during the course of a robbery.
Morris was represented by attorney George Thomas while Paton was unrepresented. Both men were remanded to prison until September 21.
The News Room had reported that Ramalho, a Cheese and Sausage vendor, had already packed up his stall at Robb Street, between Alexander and Bourda, and was waiting for a taxi to head home when the bandits accosted him.
One of the men pulled out a gun from his pants crotch and shot Ramalho to his chest while the others stole three gold chains which were wrapped around his right arm and three gold rings along with his cell phone.
The vendor, popularly known as ‘Rasta,’ was picked up in an unconscious state and rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he subsequently died.