Labourer who stabbed man to death during argument over phone remanded to prison
A 22-year-old labourer was on Friday remanded to prison for the murder of Jomal Adams, 29, who was stabbed to death during an argument over a cell phone at Back Circle, East Ruimveldt, Georgetown last Saturday.
Rondell Richardson appeared before Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court and was not required to plead to the capital offence which alleged that on May 1, 2021 he murdered Adams of Cooper Street, East La Penitence.
He was remanded to prison until May 25 for statements.
According to a police report, on the day in question at around 15:20 hours, Richardson and Adams were seen by eyewitnesses arguing over a cell phone. It is alleged that Richardson stabbed Adams to the chest with an unknown object. Adams then ran but Richardson gave chase and stabbed him in the back with a pair of scissors.
Adams collapsed and Richardson dropped a black object as he escaped. The eyewitness went to help Adams and saw a part of the scissors stuck in his back.
Adams was taken to Georgetown Public Hospital and went into surgery immediately. He subsequently succumbed to his injuries.
The police had issued a wanted bulletin for Richardson, who was later arrested and charged for the offence.