Vendor remanded to prison for murder of another vendor in row over stall placement

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A 46-year-old vendor was on Monday remanded to prison for killing another vendor during a quarrel over the placement of stalls at the Stabroek Market, Georgetown.

Kimbia James Prescod called “Bow Life” of Laing Avenue, Georgetown, appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court and was not required to plead to the capital offence.

He is accused of the June 22, 2021 murder of 35-year-old Robert Bizzeth called “Channa Man” of Cane View Avenue, South Ruimveldt.

The Chief Magistrate remanded Prescod to prison until July 29, 2021.

According to a police report, on the day in question at about 16:30hrs, Bizzeth and Prescod had an argument about the placement of Bizzeth’s  stall.

It is alleged that during the argument Bizzeth allegedly pulled out a “jucker” and threatened Prescod.

Prescod retaliated by pulling a knife and pushing Bizzeth; the argument continued and Bizzeth armed himself with an axe in his hand and chased Prescod, who was also armed with a knife.

Police said that Prescod fell down and Bizzeth walked away but Prescod subsequently got up and stabbed Bizzeth multiple times.

Drenched in his own blood, Bizzeth ran to the police mobile outpost where he collapsed and was immediately escorted to the Georgetown Public Hospital via ambulance where he died while receiving treatment.

Prescod was later arrested at Camp and New Market Streets, Georgetown by an anti-crime patrol.

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