Vagrant remanded to prison for murder of farmer


A 52-year-old man was on Monday remanded to prison for the murder of Ovid Chester called “Bruckie”, who was stabbed to death at Bourda Market on September 2, 2020.

Richard Martin, who is said to be a vagrant, appeared before the Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court for the capital offence; he was not required to plea to the charge which alleged that on September 2 at Bourda Market he murdered Chester, a 51-year-old farmer of Block 22, Wismar Linden.

He was unrepresented and was remanded to prison until September 21.

According to reports, the men are known to each other and on September 1, Martin took a construction net to Bourda Market to sell where he met Chester, who offered to sell the item.

However, it is alleged that Chester collected the net and never returned.

The following day, Martin armed himself with a knife and went looking for Martin whom he reportedly met on a track leading to North road.

Martin then approached Chester for his money but he refused to hand it over and a heated argument ensued during which Martin pulled out the knife from his waist and stabbed Chester to his left side upper chest in the vicinity of the heart.

Chester ran and collapsed a short distance away; he was pronounced dead on the scene by a doctor.

Martin was arrested at the scene with the murder weapon.

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