Shopkeeper ‘Strongy’ charged with murder of man

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A 46-year-old shopkeeper was on Tuesday remanded to prison by Chief Magistrate (ag) Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus for the murder of Mark Jacobus whom he allegedly chopped to death on May 31.

Troy Wharton called ‘Strongy’ was not required to plea to the capital offence which alleged that on May 31, 2019, at Kuribrong, Region Eight, he murdered 28-year-old Jacobus.

Police Prosecutor Shellon Daniels told the court that Jacobus was consuming alcohol at Wharton’s shop when an argument ensued after the accused refused to give Jacobus credit.

It is alleged that Jacobus pulled out a firearm from his waist and advanced towards Wharton in the shop.

The court heard that Wharton armed himself with a cutlass and dealt Jacobus several chops about the body.

Prosecutor Daniels told the court that Jacobus was picked up in an unconscious state and rushed to the Troy Resources Medical Center where he was pronounced dead upon arrival.

The Magistrate remanded Wharton to prison and transferred the matter to the Bartica Magistrate’s Court for June 14, 2019.

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