Fight over $2000: Taxi driver charged with attempted murder


A 42-year-old taxi driver, who allegedly stabbed a man over a $2,000 debt, was on Tuesday charged with attempted murder.

Morris Carter of Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown appeared before City Magistrate Clive Nurse and was not required to plea to the indictable charge which alleged that on August 27, 2019, at Sandy Babb Street, Kitty, with intent to commit murder, he wounded Matthew Gilbert.

Carter’s Attorney, Adrian Thompson, in his bail application, told the court that on the day in question, his client was at a wash bay in Sandy Babb Street when he ended up in a confrontation with Gilbert.

Police Prosecutor Christopher Morris objected to Carter being released on bail citing the nature and seriousness of the offence.

The Prosecutor said that Carter confronted Gilbert over a $2,000 he debt owed; it is alleged that Gilbert bought a ring from Carter for $7,000 but had only paid $5,000.

Carter is accused of stabbing the man with a pair of scissors below the region of his heart.

He was remanded to prison until September 23, 2019, and the case was transferred to the Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.

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