No bail for tout who murdered conductor at minibus park

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A 27-year-old minibus tout was on Monday remanded to prison for the murder of 30-year-old Morven Nurse, who was fatally stabbed during an argument at the Route 44 minibus park at Commerce Street, Georgetown.

Paul Junior Lynch of Bachelor’s Adventure, East Coast Demerara, appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court.

He was not required to enter a plea to the charge, which alleged that on December 15, 2021, at Commerce Street, Georgetown, he murdered Nurse, a minibus conductor of Haslington, ECD.

He was represented by Attorneys Eusi Anderson and Khawn Rodney and was remanded to prison until February 21, 2022.

According to the police report, Nurse and Lynch were involved in an argument and that both men attached each other with empty beer bottles and bricks.

The situation escalated and Lynch charged towards the victim and stabbed him with a brown-handle knife at around 11:00hrs on the day in question.

The victim ran a short distance before collapsing while the Lynch escaped in a minibus. Videos of the incident quickly circulated on social media and showed the victim and Lynch in a scuffle before the suspect ran off to arm himself.

A few seconds later, Lynch returned armed with what appeared to be large bricks and a sharp object in his hand. The two disappeared from the frame and second after, Nurse was observed in a bloodied state. He later collapsed and the video ended.

Nurse was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation where he died while undergoing surgery. Lynch later turned himself over to the police in the company of his law after a wanted bulletin was issued for his arrest.

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