Pork-knocker accused of stabbing man over ‘weed money’


A 39-year-old Pork-knocker was remanded to prison Tuesday for attempted murder after he allegedly stabbed a miner over “weed money.”

Branson Wiltshire was not required to plea to the indictable charge when it was put to him by Chief Magistrate, Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court.

It is alleged that Wiltshire on November 25, 2018, at Oko Backdam, Cuyuni Mazaruni, Region 7, wounded Kurt Walcott with intent to commit murder.

The unrepresented man told the court that he resides at Charlotte Street, Bourda, Georgetown.

Police Prosecutor, Gordon Mansfield opposed to Wiltshire being released on bail since the victim is still in a critical state in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Georgetown Public Hospital.

The Court heard that Wiltshire approached the victim over some money he owed him for marijuana but the victim refused to pay.

It is alleged that Wiltshire became annoyed and stabbed the man to the head and abdomen.

He was remanded to prison until December 20 and the matter was transferred to the Bartica Magistrate’s Court.

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