Youth confesses to murder over money owed to him

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Twenty-one-year-old Tafari Softley was on Tuesday remanded to prison for the murder of a young father who was fatally stabbed in front of his Bachelor’s Adventure, East Coast Demerara last December.

Tafari Softley appeared before Magistrate Fabayo Azore at the Vigilance Magistrate’s Court and was not required to plead to the charge which alleged that between December 13-14, 2020 at Bachelor’s Adventure Access Road, he murdered Keith Andrew Willis called “Ghandi”, 23.

Keith Andrew Willis

Softley was remanded to prison until April 22. The case was prosecuted by Corporal David Goodridge.

According to reports on December 13, Willis left his Bachelor’s Adventure home to attend a football competition in his village.  He subsequently left and went to visit his girlfriend at Paradise Housing Scheme, East Coast Demerara. Willis left his girlfriend’s home around 23:00h.

However, on December 15 around 05:30h, a resident of the area who was heading to work observed Willis lying on the roadway and summoned the Police.

On arrival at the scene, the body was examined by the police and what appeared to be a single stab wound was seen to the upper left side neck.

Last week, Softley was arrested by police and allegedly confessed to the crime.

He reportedly told the police that Willis had owed him money and on the day in question he confronted him.

During the confrontation, he reportedly confessed that he stabbed Willis with a knife.

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