Victim begs court to drop attempted murder charge against neighbour

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Travis Garrett, a 34-year-old mason was on Tuesday remanded to prison by Magistrate Faith McGusty for the offence of attempted murder, after he allegedly chopped his neighbour with a cutlass.

Garrett of Grove Squatting Area, East Bank Demerara was not required to plea to the capital offence which alleged that on July 24, 2019, at Grove Squatting Area, he wounded Ramchan Chunilall, with intent to commit murder.

Police Prosecutor, Ceon Blackman objected to bail and cited the seriousness of the charge.

The alleged victim, who was present in court, indicated that he no longer wants the case to proceed.

The alleged victim claimed that Garrett is the sole breadwinner for his family, his wife is sickly and their children are friends.

But this did not sit well with the Prosecutor who explained that the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions offered advice on the case.

Magistrate McGusty remanded Garrett to prison and transferred the matter to the Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan for August 5, 2019.

According to reports, on the day in question, there was a misunderstanding between Chunilall and Garrett during which the defendant chopped the man to the left side neck.

 

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