Taxi driver remanded to prison for murder of Essequibo security guard


Sixty-two-year-old Kirk Beaton of Reliance, Essequibo Coast, was on Monday remanded to prison for the murder of Indira Lall, 52, a security guard.

Beaton appeared before Magistrate Esther Sam at the Charity Magistrate Court and was not required to plea to the charge. He was remanded to prison until December 15, 2021.

Beaton was represented by attorney-at-law Onassis Granville, who told the court that he (Beaton) is not a flight risk and that he would attend court should he be granted bail.

On November 15, Lall was dropped off at her daughter’s house at Affiance Village in an unconscious condition; she was frothing at the mouth and Beaton claimed that she complained of feeling ill.

An autopsy later revealed that she died as a result of manual strangulation. The woman’s two children have since called for justice in her tragic murder.

According to her daughter, Reshma Lall, another security guard who relieved her mother on the night of November 15 claimed she was picked up by Beaton at 21:30hrs, but she never reached home until 23:00hrs.

Lall would normally utilise the services of the taxi driver  to go home when her shift ends, usually late at nights. She was described as very hardworking, and was a security guard for some 10 years.

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