Taxi driver to stand trial for murder of ‘child mother’


A 59-year-old taxi driver was on Tuesday committed to stand trial at the High Court for the murder of the mother of his child.

Alan Sim, called ‘Cayenne’ of Paradise Housing Scheme, East Coast Demerara (ECD) was committed by Magistrate Fabayo Azore following the end of the Preliminary Inquiry at the Georgetown Magistrates Court.

Sim will have to stand trial at the High Court and answer to the charge which alleged that on November 23, 2015 at Georgetown, he murdered Mellisa Skeete, called Lisa.

Melissa Skeete

According to reports, Sim and Skeete have a child together.

Skeete worked at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) as a dispatcher.

It is alleged that on the day in question, Sim picked up Skeete from work in his motorcar.

The woman was later found in the vicinity of Carmichael Street, bleeding profusely from several stab wounds about her body.

She was rushed to the GPHC, where she succumbed while receiving treatment. An investigation was launched and Sim was arrested.

Under caution, he reportedly admitted to the offence, and his car was found on days later with the passenger seat replaced.

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