16–year–old charged with murder of Sophia boy; remanded to Juvenile Holding Centre
A 16-year-old male who was arrested one week ago, on March 12, 2021, was on Friday charged with murder.
The charge was instituted in relation to the murder of Anthony Cort, a 10-year-old student of ‘C’ Field Sophia.
The 16-year-old was charged under Section 100 (1) (C) (i) of the Criminal Law (Offences) Act Chapter 8:01, the Police Force said in a statement.
He appeared at the Sparendaam Magistrates Court before Magistrate George and was not required to plea to the indictable charge of murder.
He was remanded to the Sophia Juvenile Holding Centre and will appear in court again on May 12 2021.
According to a statement from police headquarters, the child was with his mother two houses from where he resides when two males, wearing face masks and armed with handguns, invaded the property belonging to a 44-year-old businesswoman.
Cort was in the upper flat of the house located at ‘C’ Field Sophia; the bandits approached the victims in the bottom flat and held them at gunpoint.
The suspects then ordered the said victims to the upper flat of the house when Cort exited a bedroom and was shot at by one of the bandits to his upper shoulder.
He attended the St. Ambrose Primary School; his family said he had a bright future ahead of him and had plans of becoming a doctor.