‘Rims’ remanded for murder of sleeping vagrant

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Court Regular Kareem Stewart was on Monday remanded to prison, this time for the murder of a vagrant, who was bludgeon to death with a brick while asleep on the Camp Street pavement in Georgetown.

Kareem Stewart called “Rims” also known as Kareem McKenzie of Toucan Drive, South Ruimveldt appeared before the Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court and was not required to plead to the capital offence.

Particulars of the charge alleged that Stewart on January 27, at Camp and Robb Streets, Georgetown murdered Mark Benjamin called “Curl up toe.”

Stewart was remanded to prison until February 11, 2021.

According to reports on the day in question around 03:30h, Benjamin was asleep on the Camp and Robb Streets pavement in the vicinity of Teleperformance.

It is alleged that Stewart picked up a piece of brick and began hitting Benjamin in the head. He then made good escape while the incident was caught on CCTV camera. Stewart was arrested by police at a location in Charlotte Street.

Stewart is a regular visitor to the court where he facing multiple charges ranging from break and enter to robbery during which in most cases, he is ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation.

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