Albouystown man drops pants in court and denies murdering teen during fight

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A twenty-four-year-old unemployed man was on Friday afternoon charged for the murder 18-year-old Christopher Mansfield, who was shot and killed last Sunday in Albouystown.

Shamar Harvey of King Edwards Street, Albouystown, appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan on Friday afternoon after he was charged for the murder of 18-year-old Christopher Mansfield.

He was not required to plea to the capital offence.

Harvey stood in the prisoner docks and began behaving disorderly while dropping his pants in court as he repeated “I ain’t kill nobody”.

The 24-year-old also turned to Mansfield’s mother who was in court crying uncontrollably and said “Aunty I ain’t kill your son.”

He admitted that he was armed with a knife and was involved in a fight with Mansfield on March 31, but denied that he fired a gun at him.

Instead, Harvey said he knows the shooter as he explained that during the fight, he told a man to shoot the teen and was even seen on Camera running behind the shooter.

Police Prosecutor, Sanj Sing requested a short adjournment since the police file is still incomplete.

The Chief Magistrate adjourned the matter until May 10, 2019.

A statement from police headquarters disclosed that Mansfield, a mason of Lot 66 Barr Street, Albouystown, Georgetown, left his home on the day in question, to go play football at Nonpareil Street Albouystown at about 06:00 hrs.

At about 06:47 hrs, he was attacked by three identifiable males on bicycles at Cooper Street, Albouystown; they were armed with a cutlass, knife and a gun.

Police said Mansfield was shot to the right side abdomen.

The teen sought refuge in a nearby yard at 154 Nonpareil, Albouystown where he collapsed.

He was taken to Georgetown Public hospital by public spirited citizens and was pronounced dead on arrival.

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