Leguan man charged with murder of friend

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A Richmond Hill, Leguan Island resident appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan Tuesday charged with the murder of his friend.

Phillip Jhagroo, known as ‘Tanky’, was not required to plea to the capital offence, which alleged that between March 30- 31, 2019 at School Dam, Richmond Hill, Leguan, Jhagroo murdered Mark Marine known as Marco.

Jhagroo did not have legal representation and was remanded to prison until May 30, 2019. The matter is transferred to the Leguan Magistrate’s Court.

According to reports the victim and Jhagroo are known to each other and days before the crime, they were consuming alcohol together.

It is alleged that the men had an argument and on the day in question, Narine was riding his motorcycle along School Dam, when he was lashed off his motorcycle by Jhagroo, who was armed with an object.

Narine was allegedly thrown overboard into a nearby trench by Jhagroo. The next day, Narine’s lifeless body was discovered in the trench.

An autopsy confirmed that Narine died from drowning but he had wounds to his head consistent with being hit with an object.

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