Parfaite Harmonie resident remanded on murder charge


A 26-year-old gold miner was on Wednesday remanded to prison for the murder of 38-year-old Andre Collison known as ‘DJ Choppy’ who was stabbed to death at Puruni Landing, Middle Mazaruni in Region Seven.

Kurt Simeron of Parfaite Harmonie, West Bank Demerara, appeared before Magistrate Crystal Lambert at the Bartica Magistrate’s Court and was not required to enter a plea to the capital offence which alleged that on November 4, he murdered Collison.

Simeron was represented by attorney-at-law Bernard DaSilva; he was remanded to prison until December 3, 2021.

According to the police, Collison of Bartica, Essequibo River, left his room at the mining camp in search of food and went to ‘Two Blessed Sisters Restaurant’ and made an order.

It is alleged that while Collison was waiting for the food, Simeron entered and an argument ensued about monies owed.

During the argument, Simeron allegedly drew a knife from the waist of his pants and stabbed the victim to his abdomen. He escaped but was later arrested by police.

Collison was rushed to the Puruni health post where he succumbed to his injuries while receiving treatment.

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