Young vendor to face High Court trial for murder of customer


A 22-year-old vendor was on Monday committed to stand trial at the High Court for allegedly murdering one of his customers.

Rickland Bovell, formally of Swan Village, East Bank Demerara, was committed by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court following a Preliminary Inquiry (P.I).

The Chief Magistrate found that there was sufficient evidence led by Police Prosecutor Neville Jeffers.

The indictment alleged that Bovell, on April 19, 2019, at the Timehri Docks, East Bank Demerara, murdered David Toney.

The prosecution case contends that on the day in question, at about 15:30hrs, Bovell was engaged in a heated argument with Toney and his parents over the payment of cabbage.

It was during this argument that he allegedly whipped out a knife and stabbed the victim.

Toney was then picked up by public-spirited persons and rushed to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

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