Two charged in Christmas Eve murder of Beharry bodyguard
Two men were on Monday remanded to prison for the murder of Garfield Newton, 36, who worked as training officer and bodyguard with the Beharry Group of Companies.
Twenty-four-year-old Judah Vickerie called ‘Culture’ of Youth Place, South Ruimveldt and 25-year-old Darren Baley called ‘Fifty’ of Parfait Harmonie, West Bank Demerara appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court.
The men were not required to plead to the capital offence. The Police’s case is that they killed Newton, a well-known Sensei, while robbing him on December 24, 2021, at Campbell Street, Albouystown Georgetown.
The Chief Magistrate remanded the men to prison until January 26.
According to the police, Newton went to a goldsmith at Campbell Street where he collected jewellery which he had taken to clean.
Afterwards, he headed in a northern direction to motor van GPP 7505 (owned by the company he is employed with) which he parked on Sussex Street, Albouystown.
However, he was approached by Baley and others, who allegedly shot and robbed him. They escaped in a motorcar which was driven by Vickerie.
The men took away Newton’s silver hand band, a gold chain and two gold rings along with one Glock 9mm pistol and two magazines of 15 rounds each and a cellphone.
Newton was examined by EMT doctors from the Georgetown Public Hospital who pronounced him dead at the scene.
The police managed to review CCTV footage from nearby homes and businesses, which led to the arrest of the two men.
Vickerie reportedly gave a video confession while Baley gave a causation statement about their roles in the crime.
The police are currently on the hunt for 18-year-old Kevin ‘Lil Boy’ Carter in connection with the murder.